Sunday, December 12, 2010

Updated: Exclusive video: Lawsuit to Deny Black as Chancellor - in 5 parts

Updated: Sun. Dec. 12, 12PM.

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 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.


  1. Thank you to everyone involved for standing up on the side of what is right and just.

    I'm really tired of arrogant rich people doing whatever the hell they want, regardless of the law or the will of the people.

    Thank you!

  2. After watching Part 2 of the press conference, Metallica's "Enter Sandman" has been ringing through my head. (For those of you are who are baseball fans, you all know that reference).

    Also, I commend EACH and EVERY parent, educator and local activists who are advocating for what is right.

    In Solidarity.


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