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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said former publishing executive Cathie Black was the perfect choice to head the city's 1.1 million-student school system, because she was "a superstar manager."

But her resignation April 7 after three contentious months on the job was the latest in a series of third-term setbacks for Bloomberg—and a defeat of his high-profile school reform bid to hire a business-minded outsider like himself...

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