De Blasio on Black Sending Her Kids to Public School
December 8th, 2010

More than a decade ago, incoming Schools Chancellor Cathie Black sent her kids to a boarding school in Connecticut.

When asked yesterday whether she would make the same decision now, Black wasn’t sure.

“I don’t know what we would be doing. I would love to look at all of the schools,” Black told the Daily News. “It’s about choice for parents.”

Her comments spurred this reaction from Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, who has two children in public schools:

As a public school parent, I am disappointed that incoming schools chancellor Cathie Black doesnt know whether she would send her own children to our current public schools. There are certainly significant challenges facing our education system that I want to work with the incoming chancellor to address, most notably providing extra help to the over 100,000 students who are now failing math and english. But if Ms. Black hopes to gain the confidence and trust of public school parents she must at least believe that New York Citys schools are good enough for her children as well as ours.

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3 Responses to “De Blasio on Black Sending Her Kids to Public School”

  1. DM Says:
    December 8th, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    I would add that a parent who sends a child to boarding school generally doesn’t want the full time responsibility of parenting. They will probably say otherwise, that full time boarding school is “best” for the child, but I still think the deeper motive is freedom for the parent. There are certainly plenty of good private schools in NYC. Just my opinion.

  2. an observer Says:
    December 8th, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    Cathie Black has had “PUBLIC TRUST” removed and deleted from her job title by Bloomberg so why does she think anyone in the public should trust her? Bloomberg has already told the public DON’T TRUST HER by removing PUBLIC TRUST from her written job description!!!

  3. mobile spyware Says:
    January 9th, 2011 at 2:05 am

    I like it… ;-)

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