Wednesday, November 24, 2010
By Beth Fertig
Mayor Bloomberg's controversial pick for schools chancellor has run into serious trouble. An advisory panel has voted Tuesday against granting a waiver to publishing executive Cathie Black. The waiver would have allowed Black to take the job despite lacking the right education credentials. Now, it's up to State Education Commissioner David Steiner to make a final decision on Black's future - and he's already indicated he won't rubber stamp the mayor's request.
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
An eight-member panel of educators dealt a big blow to Mayor Bloomberg, voting on Tuesday evening not to support his choice for schools chancellor, publishing executive Cathie Black. The State Education Commissioner David Steiner convened the panel to get advice on whether to issue Black a waiver since she lacks education credentials.