Schools Chancellor Cathie Black announced her first education initiative today, by pledging $10 million to provide tutoring for struggling city students.
The money will go to 532 public elementary and middle schools, where the three-quarters of the students failed state reading and math tests last year.
Afterwards, Black was asked by a reporter to comment on a joke she made in a Manhattan task force meeting last week, saying that "birth control" could help school overcrowding.
The mayor said he would answer for the chancellor, said that Black made a mistake and is adjusting to public life. He then said Black is moving forward and focusing on the budget.
Not allowing his chancellor to answer her own questions.
Remember when Bloomberg said he hired Black because she was such a good manager of people?
How come she can't manage to answer her own questions?