State to grant Black waiver despite protests

Cathie Black, Mayor Bloomberg's choice for schools chancellor, will likely receive a needed waiver today in a hotly debated seat.Parents and community leaders gathered in

THE BRONX - Cathie Black, Mayor Bloomberg's choice for schools chancellor, will likely receive a needed waiver today in a hotly debated seat.

Parents and community leaders gathered in East New York this weekend to stage a protest against the appointment of Cathie Black as the next schools chancellor.

If Black is granted a waiver on Monday to serve as schools chancellor, she will appoint a chief academic officer, a second-in-command who has the academic background that she's lacking, according to a letter written by Mayor Michael Bloomberg to the state's education commissioner yesterday.

"She needs a baby sitter because she's not qualified," Barron says.

Barron will hold an emergency meeting with education leaders from across the city Monday night to seek a temporary restraining order to revoke mayoral control of schools.

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