This is well worth watching as parents slam the Black appointment - see espcially John Battis' comment about Bloomberg's "Cathie Black is the closer" statement and how Mariano Rivera would be a better choice.
Deny Waiver Law Suit Press Conference: Dec. 9, 2010
(Suit will be heard in Albany on Dec. 23)
Part 1: Mona Davids, Norman Siegel and Herb Teitelbaum
Part 2: Hakim Jeffries, Lydia Bellahcene, John Battis
Part 3: Shino Tanikawa, Chris Owens
Part 4: Noah Gotbaum, Patricia Connelly, Norman Siegel
Part 5: Wrapup
Attorney: Cathie Black will never get to serve as NYC education chief
Renowned civil liberties attorney Norman Siegel tells examiner.com that Chancellor-designee Cathleen P. Blackshould savor her time visiting New York City public schools, because she’ll never get to run them.
Siegel filed a legal challenge in State Supreme Court yesterday afternoon, arguing that Education Commissioner David M. Steiner’s waiver to allow Black, who prior to her appointment had never set foot in a school was “arbitrary and capricious.” Siegel said that the judge scheduled a hearing for December 23rd –
Another story here.