Mamie Till Mobley

"There was an important mission for me, to shape so many...young minds as a teacher. God took away one child but...(gave) me thousands. And I have been grateful for the blessing." Mamie Till Mobley

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Arguments begin in lawsuits in the case regarding Cathie Black

Albany County Supreme Court judges heard the arguments regarding the case of Cathie Black whether or not the State Commissioner of  Education David Steiner acted appropriately in his decision to grant the controversial waiver because she lacks a graduate degree and qualifications to be the NYC Chancellor.
In the New York Post today Kelly Munkwitz of the state attorney general's office said, "The commissioner interprets the regulation’s requirement for a master’s degree to be waivable — and the commissioner must have the discretion to look at it in context."
What about the procedures for asking for the waiver?  The three lawsuits don't specifically address  this issue  whether the commissioner violated the steps set up in state education law to grant the waiver.

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Whitney Tilson (3rd background)

Whitney Tilson (3rd background)
"Let’s be honest: we need a lot more well-off, well-educated white folks with a personal stake in both charter schools and education reform in general if we’re going to take reform to the next level, both politically and operationally.Whitney Tilson, hedge fund manager and major funding angel for the school privatizing Democrats for Education Reform, thinks there’s not enough rich, educated white folks.( Preaprez) click photo to his blog.

Arne Duncan

Arne Duncan
U.S. Secretary of Education, click photo