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) -- The appointment of publishing executive Cathleen Black to run New York City's school system is meeting heavy resistance.

According to a

New York Times

report late Tuesday, David Steiner, New York's education commissioner, is skeptical about Mayor Michael Bloomberg's choice of Black as chancellor because of her lack of education credentials.

Earlier on Tuesday, six of the eight members of a panel formed to evaluate whether Black should receive a necessary waiver to get the job voted against granting the exemption, the




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announced Black as his choice to succeed Joel Klein

on Nov. 9. Black is currently the chairwoman of Hearst Magazines.


Written by Michael Baron in New York.

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