The chancellor's job goes to Cathie Black, who is said by the mayor to be a world-class manager, but has no experience as an educator.
Think of the public reaction if Bloomberg appointed a police commissioner who had no law enforcement background. Think of what it means to real educators when you say that running the schools is just a question of management, only with the widgets being kids instead of magazines.
Indeed - to the well-heeled like Cathie with an "i" Black and Mayor Moneybags, children and teachers are not humans, they are widgets to be moved, manipulated, and shocked into action.
For Black and Bloomberg, it really is only a question of money and management.
Until we get dehumanizing billionaires like Bloomberg out of power and until we get rid the political influence of other millionaires and billionaires through campaign contributions and lobbyists, students and teachers will continue to be seen as widgets by the people in power.
And we will not see the hiring an actual educator with actual education experience who actually understands what actual educators go through in the NYC school system as long as men like Bloomberg have autocratic control of the school system.
Can you imagine if Bloomberg hired someone like Cathie with an "i" Black to replace Ray Kelly and run the NYPD?