Saturday, November 27, 2010
After a bumpy ride, it appears that Cathie Black will be the new chancellor. When Commissioner Steiner's advisory team met last week they expressed serious doubts about her lack of educational credentials, resulting in something of an ultimatum from Commissioner Steiner to Mayor Bloomberg: find someone with the requisite educational credentials to serve as sidekick to Ms. Black or find another chancellor. The New York Times announced yesterday that an agreement had been reached and a top education official, Shael Polakow-Suransky, would be named Ms. Black's chief academic officer. Ms. Black is expected to receive a waiver and take over for Joel Klein as of January 1, 2011.