Steiner's rubber stamp panel left their rubber stamps at home.
They voted to deny Cathie Black the waiver she needs to serve as NYC schools chancellor.
NYSED commissioner has the final decision.
Did the criticism of many of the panel members for being too close to Bloomberg play any role in the denial or did they just look at Black credentials and say "She should be in charge of magazines, not schools"?
Hard to say.
Nonetheless, Steiner now has the cover to deny Bloomberg the Black waiver.
Will he do it?
If he does, Bloomberg is going to be very unhappy and David Steiner just might find himself having a difficult time finding post-NYSED work in the ed deform business in New York.
Remember, hell hath no fury like a billionaire scorned.