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

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Court Uphold Waiver For Black. One petitioner appealing it. Stay tune not over yet for Cathie Black

Petitioners likely to appeal the case though Mayor Bloomberg said, "this decision should bring an end to the politicking and grandstanding...focus on what matters most: continuing to improve the quality of education we offer NYC public school children."
Courts Uphold Waiver For Black

The Full Ruling from the NY Post .
An Albany County Acting Supreme Court Judge on Wednesday, December 29 issued a ruling upholding the waiver the State Education Commissioner David Steiner  issued to Cathie Black in November. One of the lawyers and parent Eric Snyder appealing the ruling.
The ruling based on the  "discretionary powers" of the State Education Commissioner to issue the waiver. The other attorneys considering their options.  There may be a good chance ruling today overturned if appealed. If so,  the earliest for another ruling would have to wait until  May or June 2011.

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