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An Open Letter to Commissioner David Steiner

2 Dec

Dear Mr. David M. Steiner, Commissioner of Education,

I urge you deny the request from Mayor Michael Bloomberg to grant a School District Administrator certificate to Ms. Cathleen Black. Mayor Bloomberg is seeking to place Ms. Black as Chancellor of the New York City school system, even though she does not have any of the essential credentials enumerated in the Commissioner’s Regulations that demonstrate competency in educational leadership. Thus, the Mayor’s need for a waiver. The latest addendum to this scheme, that a deputy with experience in education be named to scaffold the shortcomings of Ms. Black, is equally deficient. Continue reading