Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Chancellor in waiting might no longer be...? Cathie Black brushed off the vote says to the media "stay tuned"
The decision of the eight member panel appointed to advise Commissioner David Steiner on whether to grant a waiver to Cathie Black, the Hearst media magazine mogul surprised many Tuesday evening after they met in Manhattan.
Many in the community troubled by her appointment two weeks ago viewed the eight member panel earlier as a rubber stamp for Mayor Bloomberg though four voted no, two voted yes and two voted not at this time, the option the commissioner preferred.
But legal experts commented a "compromise...was not legal," adding the commissioner doesn't have the authority "to grant a waiver based on another person having the qualifications."
The magazine mogul undeterred confident she'll be appointed the NY Daily News reported, "Black brushed off the vote Tuesday night as she entered her Park Avenue building, just saying "stay tuned,"...
This in light of the fact various polls on the issue indicated serious concerns about the Black appointment for NYC Schools Chancellor, while over 98% in a CBS on line poll voted she is not qualified.