Alonso among those to choose fate of NY schools chancellor
Baltimore city schools CEO Andres Alonso may not have had much to say publically about the resignation of his mentor, and recently resigned New York schools chancellor Joel Klein, but he will have quite a bit to say about who takes Klein's place.
The New York Times wrote a piece earlier this week about a new advisory panel assembled by New York's education commissioner that will help decide whether to grant Klein's replacement--publishing executive Cathie Black--a waiver from state law requiring leaders of school districts to have substantial education credentials and experience.
Alonso, who served as deputy chancellor under Klein before coming to Baltimore, was among those on the advisory panel who met in a private meeting in New York on Tuesday to discuss Black's credentials.
According to an updated story , only two of the eight education experts voted to unconditionally grant the waiver. Wonder if he was was one of them?