Critics question city schools chief choice

(AP) - Mayor Michael Bloomberg says his choice to leadNew York city's public schools is a "world-class manager," butnot everyone is convinced she is the

NEW YORK - (AP) - Mayor Michael Bloomberg says his choice to leadNew York city's public schools is a "world-class manager," butnot everyone is convinced she is the right person for the job ofschools chancellor.

Bloomberg recently announced that he had chosen Hearst magazineschairwoman Cathie Black to replace outgoing Chancellor Joel Klein.

Black has no background as an educator and sent her own childrento a private boarding school.

Civil rights leaders and parent activists are protesting Black'sappointment at a news conference in Manhattan Sunday.

They are urging the state education commissioner not to grantBlack the waiver she would need to lead New York City's 1.1million-pupil school system.

Publishing exec Black named new schools chancellor

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