NYC schools chancellor pick will get waiver, official says

Last week, former mayors Ed Koch, David Dinkins, and Rudy Giuliani sent Steiner a letter in support of Black.

Thousands of New Yorkers have signed online petitions opposing the waiver for Black, and some City Council members and state legislators have urged Steiner not to grant the waiver.

Bloomberg has said that Black is the right person to raise achievement levels for New York’s 1.1 million public school students because of her track record as a top media executive.

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