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brooklynite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:25 PM
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Cathie Black out as New York City Schools Chancellor; Deputy Mayor Dennis Walcott to take post
Source: NY Daily News

Controversial schools Chancellor Cathie Black is leaving her post, just three months after taking the job.

She'll be replaced by Deputy Mayor Dennis Walcott, a Bloomberg administration official since 2001.

The mayor said he met Black Thursday morning - a day after a fourth deputy chancellor stepped down - and they "mutually agreed" she should split as head of the nation's largest school system.

"I will say I take full responsibility for the fact that this has not worked out as either of us had hoped," Bloomberg said at a City Hall press conference.



Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/education/2011/04/0...



For those fering a Bloomberg presidential bid spliting the vote and allowing a Republican to slip into the Whtie House: this is one of several major stumbles he's made in his third term. He's not going to be able to sell his "common sense business skills" message to a larger audience.
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:28 PM
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1. Good riddance
I'm sick of these bizarro world politics: Vote in politicians who hate government, appoint public school leaders who hate teachers, etc. etc.
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:36 PM
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2. Bwahahahaha!
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 12:38 PM by KamaAina
Looks like the corporate takeover of public education hit a little speed bump. :P

edit: Bloomie (who a friend of Mom's calls the "tiny fascist"!) actually had to get the state legislature to bend the rules so that Black, who has no degree or background in education, could take the post in the first place. :dunce:
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:56 PM
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3. Is Walcott an improvement?. Anyone got the skinny?. . .n/t
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smirkymonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 08:44 AM
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10. Appointing a Hot Dog Vendor would have been an improvement
Edited on Fri Apr-08-11 08:45 AM by smirkymonkey
Bye Cathie! :)
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 04:53 PM
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11. At least the school lunches would be better
:P
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:48 PM
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4. Now wtf happened here, do you suppose?
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JackRiddler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 02:06 PM
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5. Proof of the degeneration of the political class: No credible candidate stepped up...
to defeat Bloomberg in 2009, when he was so evidently vulnerable.

All were bullied by his money and the threat that he'd isolate them if he lost. Although New Yorkers were ready to get rid of him, and a terrible opponent came shockingly close to winning.

This is a piece of good news with Cathie Black, of course. Onwards.
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JackRiddler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 04:54 PM
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6. Find out more news & stuff in the Official Cathie Black Schadenfreude Thread.
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:57 PM
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7. Cathleen Black Is Out as NY City Schools Chancellor.
Source: NYT

Cathleen P. Black, a magazine executive with no educational experience who was named New York City schools chancellor last fall, stepped down Thursday, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced.

Mr. Bloomberg called Ms. Black into his office Thursday morning and urged her to resign, officials said, ending a tumultuous and brief tenure for the longtime publisher. Mr. Bloomberg said at a news conference that he and Ms. Black had agreed that a change was required.

Ms. Blacks resignation, which follows a series of high-level departures at the Education Department, was nearly as surprising as her appointment. When Mayor Bloomberg plucked her from her post as chairwoman of Hearst Magazines to run the nations largest public school system, people in New York and across the country including some of the mayors closest aides were stunned.



Read more: http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/04/07/cathie-bla...
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marasinghe Donating Member (754 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 07:57 PM
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8. Bloomberg going senile, he can now endorse donald trump for mayor & return to being a Boston brahmin
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robcon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 08:40 AM
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9. A stupid appointment: she hadn't even a moment of educational management experience
Edited on Fri Apr-08-11 08:42 AM by robcon
Talk about lack of stature among the education professionals in the NYC school system!
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