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?
- Putting a Theory to Rest by Richard D. Kahlenberg, Century Foundation
- Starting With Wrong Assumptions by Rudy Crew, former chancellor, New York City schools
- Business Success Is Easier by Neal P. McCluskey, Cato Institute
- She Inherited a Mess by Leonie Haimson, Class Size Matters
- Superintendents Can't Be Tone-Deaf by James Harvey, National Superintendents Roundtable
- In Schools, You Can't Cut Losses by Clara Hemphill, The New School