Wednesday, November 10, 2010
How I picked Joel Klein Chancellor for NYC Schools after I won Mayoral Control in 2002
"when I needed a chancellor, I went down my address book from A to Z, and I wrote down the names of anybody who I could conceivably think of somebody saying "oh he or she should be chancellor" so that I would give everybody a fair shot. And I looked down the list, and there was just no question.
Right away, Joel Klein stood out. I interviewed maybe 10 people. The other nine-their names were in the paper the next day. Klein's name wasn't in the paper. That's one of the reasons to pick him."
Mayor Michael Bloomberg, U.S. Newsweek, October, 2006