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At Witt's End

New York City WikiLeaks I’d like to see… If  Julian Assange ever gets out of jail, I would be the first journalist to invite him to work some magic on the Big Apple. Assange is the founder of WikiLeaks, which has obtained and released hundreds of thousands of international classified documents causing an uproar in […]readmore

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At Witt's End: Two Moguls Talk Turkey About Diversity and

By Stephen Witt Mike Bloomberg and Rupert Murdoch would make great street hustlers.   Especially with the three-card monte game these two media moguls are playing with the Department of Education’s chancellor job. The old “watch the green pea” trick comes after Joel Klein stepped down as chancellor two weeks ago and was replaced by Cathie […]readmore

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The Corporate Takeover: The trend for appointing CEOs to top

By Paul Thomas (The Guardian) The top positions in state education across the US – for example, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, recent chancellors Joel Klein (New York) and Michelle Rhee (Washington, DC), and incoming Chancellor Cathleen P Black (New York) – reflect a trust in CEO-style leadership for education management and reform. Along with […]readmore

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Panel Denies Waiver for Bloomberg Chancellor Appointee

The eight-member panel appointed by State Education Commissioner David Steiner voted against recommending a waiver for Cathie Black, Mayor Bloomberg’s preferred replacement for Chancellor Joel Klein. Four voted against the waiver, two voted in favor, and two voted “not at this time.” It is unknown how each panelist voted at press time. Commissioner Steiner gave […]readmore