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

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Mayor Bloomberg has to appoint another chancellor Cathie Black can not be sworn in as the NYC Chancellor in January

 The Panel for Educational Policy "...the lawless Panel was set up in 2002. Bloomberg did away with a vote for school boards and local school boards. We, the public, have no representation by election of any person currently sitting in positions of deciding our children's futures," wrote Betsy Combier in the NYC Rubber Room Reporter.
If Mayor Bloomberg did away with the board of education the Legislature still "continued" in the Act to amend the Education Law of 2002 and 2010, and the Panel for Educational policy he created has no legal authority because it is not the "board of education" named in the law, the certificate the Commissioner of Education issued to Cathie Black is open to legal challenges and invalid.  The only way for a certificate to be issued to her is through an entity specifically named the "board of education" in the Act to amend the Education Law of 2002 and 2010.
Since Joel Klein steps down at the end of December, the Mayor has to appoint another person that fully has the education and training the Education Law stipulates where an alternative route is not needed as is the case with Mrs. Black who does not meet the qualifications. The request can not come from the Mayor, the procedure set up in Education Law stipulates it has to come from the "board of education" the one dissolved in 2002 replaced with the Panel for Educational Policy.
Commissioner Steiner erred in accepting the request from Mayor Bloomberg to issue a professional certificate to Cathie Black. 

1 comment:

  1. Did she send the email from Hearst? Because she is an employee of Hearst (until Jan 2011). And, can you post that email she sent? Also, do NYC Principals have a Principals' Union like principals do in Chicago?


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

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