Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Toughest Job Around

The Toughest Job Around, NYTimes Room for Debate

NT Mayor Bloomberg praised Cathleen Black long record as a successful magazine executive when he appointed her to the New York City schools chancellor in November. But Ms. Black had no educational experience, and her brief tenure was troubled from the start. She will be replaced by Deputy Mayor Dennis Walcott, who has long been involved in education policy. What makes public school systems so different from the business world that corporate managerial skills aren't enough for success?

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