Incoming New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott has a background that is vastly different from that of outgoing schools chief Cathleen Black. Walcott attended New York City public schools, and spent 10 years as a kindergarten teacher in the system. With dual master's degrees in education and social work, Walcott has served as deputy mayor for education under Michael Bloomberg since 2002. "I think there is no better person qualified to step into the job as chancellor at this point," Bloomberg said.
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