Cathie Black Abruptly Resigns as NYC's School Chancellor

Just three months after taking office, Cathie Black announced that she is resigning from her position of New York City’s Chancellor of Schools. A controversial appointment from the start, Black was criticized for her lack of credentials in both the eduction field and the public sector. NBC New York reports that Black released a statement saying, “it has become increasingly apparent that my ability to serve successfully as the chancellor of New York City Schools is not possible.”
Mayor Bloomberg announced today that Black will be succeeded by deputy mayor for education, Dennis Walcott. “She loves New York and wants to do what’s right for the families and students that we serve,” said Bloomberg. “She and I met this morning and we have mutually agreed that it is in the city’s best interests if she steps down as chancellor. I take full responsibility for the fact that this has not worked out as either of us had hoped or expected.”
Back took office in January, after Joel Klein stepped down. According to NY1, Black’s approval rating has dropped, as only 17 percent of voters felt that she was going an excellent or good job. She was also criticized for the fact that her children attended
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