Cathie Black doesn’t sound particularly upset about not being schools chancellor, one day after her surprise ouster by Mayor Bloomberg.
“I feel fine,” she told Fortune magazine in her first remarks since a brief interview outside her apartment building yesterday. Black said she received a standing ovation when she got up to leave Read More
Mayor Bloomberg said his new schools chancellor won’t have trouble guiding the county’s largest public school system, even after four top education aides fled during the rocky three-month tenure of Cathie Black.
“No. I think there’s normal turnover,” Bloomberg said on his weekly radio show this morning.
“He’ll miss those people,” Bloomberg said, referring to Read More
When it comes to school reform, Michelle Rhee says Dennis Walcott is the real deal.
“Through Deputy Mayor Dennis Walcott’s work for the last several years in the Bloomberg administration, he has proven himself committed to the bold reforms New York’s schools and students deserve,” Rhee said in a statement to The Observer this afternoon. Read More
Lee Saunders, a boisterous national labor leader, interrupted a speech he was giving in midtown this morning to read from a piece of paper handed to him by an aide.
“Cathie Black is resigning?” he said, somewhat unsure. The crowd jumped to their feet, applauding and cheering.
That’s pretty much how the rest of New Read More
In a Q-and-A with reporters after his announcement that Dennis Walcott was in and Cathie Black was out as schools chancellor, Mayor Michel Bloomberg explained some of his thinking around the decision.
“Cathie and I had a conversation this morning. We both agreed that the story had become her and it should be about the Read More
At his news conference to introduce new city schools chancellor Dennis Walcott, Mayor Mike Bloomberg said that the blame for former chief Cathie Black’s rough road lies with him.
Three months ago Cathie Black became schools chancellor after a highly successful career in the private sector. And I think she has done an admirable job Read More
Two borough presidents–the Bronx’s Ruben Diaz Jr. and Manhattan’s Scott Stringer–were among the first to issue statements responding to the replacement of schools chancellor Cathie Black.
“During her time as chancellor, Cathie Black and I had a good working relationship, and I wish her well,” Diaz said in his statement.
“I have known Dennis Walcott Read More