For most of the days, she was hidden away in her office in Tweed - hidden from the public so that she wouldn't make any more egregious faux pas mistakes and hidden from the Tweedies who apparently scared her with all their ed talk.
When Bloomberg fired her two weeks ago, there was no talk about how much money she might have been given to go away.
Now State Senator Ruben Diaz has FOILed to find out just how much money, if any, Bloomberg handed her to leave Tweed:
Bronx Democratic State Senator Ruben Diaz released today the content of a Freedom of Information Law request for information regarding the salary, benefits and other compensation that Cathie Black received during her time as chancellor of the New York City public schools, including any benefits or compensation she is slated to receive now that her tenure as abruptly ended.
Writes the Rev:
Records Access Officer
NYC Department of Education
52 Chambers Street, Room 308
New York, New York 10007
To Whom It May Concern:
This letter is a FOIL request for any and all information regarding the entire salary, benefits, and other compensation that New York City Schools Chancellor Cathie Black has received or will receive, including any severance or retirement benefits.
Should there be any portion of this request that is denied, please state the reasons for denying my request. A prompt response to my request is mandated by statute.
Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz
900 Rogers Place
Bronx, New York 10459
Needless to say, the Bloomberg administration is anxious to move on from the Cathie Black fiasco, and surely don't appreciate pols who continue to wish to hang it around their necks.
If Bloomberg gave her one thin dime in severance pay when he is proposing thousands of teacher layoffs, especially after she received $3.3 million to step down from the IBM board in March of this year, especially since she spent less than 100 days in the chancellorship and made mistake after mistake in that position, especially since you're not even eligible for unemployment money when you work so few days at a job before being let go, he needs to be called to account for it - publicly.