A former state Education official said Bloomberg would likely go for a power-sharing chancellorship rather than risk seeing his high-profile pick rejected.
That would move the city toward a system embraced years ago in Chicago.
But the official observed, "I don't think that really works, because you lose accountability in the process."
Bloomberg likes to think he's big on accountability, at least for the little people like teachers and paras.
But apparently in the new world order of the NYCDOE, the chancellor will defer to her deputy in charge of teaching, learning and accountability while she performs the really important duties like announcing no-bid contracts with Snapple and appearing in various "news" media outlets to blame the union and/or unionized teachers for stuff.
Oh, happy day to have Cathie with an "i" Black around for the next three years!
We'll have such fun when she starts her Layoffs With A Smile movement.
We can ask her "Is this movement coming from your office or your deputy's office?"
And no matter what she says in response, indeed we'll never actually know.
She starts the job wounded and weakened.
If I were her, I would withdraw from the whole mess and go seek solace in laying off some magazine employees.
In the past, that's ALWAYS made Cathie with an "i" Black happy.
Because hanging around to half-run the NYCDOE isn't going to turn out so well.