Was Cathie Black really the first Choice for Chancellor or was it Geoffrey Canada.


Cathie Black, the chairwoman of Hearst Magazines, is taking issue with reports suggesting that she was not Mayor Bloomberg’s first choice to be schools chancellor, saying the mayor told her personally that he had not offered the job to anyone else. Black appeared Friday on Good Day New York.

The New York Times and Daily News reported today that Mr. Bloomberg had originally tried but failed to persuade Geoffrey Canada, a Harlem education leader, to take the job.

Bloomberg: End automatic tenure for teachers. This as I found out a teacher at a former school of mine was a hooker


I often drive on the Cross Bronx expressway, passing Elementary School P.S. 70, and reminisce about my school days there. I remember 3rd grade class, and playing on the roof-top gym surrounded by metal bars everywhere so no one would fall.

Surprised, but I guess really not shocked is the best way to describe when I picked up the NY Post this morning and saw a story about a current P.S. 70 teacher who was an alleged former prostitute and stripper. I've had a very successful career in journalism, and I am not attacking teachers, but I have to admit that I have always wondered how far I could have gone if I had received the same private school education as many other journalists.