4/8/2011

The resignation of New York City Schools Chancellor Cathleen Black Thursday after three months in the position demonstrates the importance of appointing school leaders with an education background, argues education writer Valerie Strauss. It also casts doubts about the effectiveness of granting mayoral control of schools, she writes. However, the greatest lesson to be learned from Black's tenure is that there is no quick fix to improving education in the country's urban schools.

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