Parents Sue Bloomberg Over Black
(Amsterdam News) — Advocates for Justice filed initial papers this week for a civil lawsuit against Mayor Michael Bloomberg on behalf of all New York City public school parents. The group is charging the mayor is with “misfeasance of office” in his appointment of Cathie Black as schools chancellor, claiming that her appointment damaged the education of public school children. Fourteen claimant parents, along with the newly formed New York City Parents Union, are requesting $100 million in compensatory damages from Bloomberg personally, as he is the individual held accountable under New York State’s education law for the performance of the public education system. They are also demanding a public apology from the mayor for his handling of Black’s appointment and her brief tenure in office.