Call for change to the NY education law

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December 19, 2010 1:55:01 PM PST
A New York assemblyman is calling for an amendment to the state's education law.

It comes in the wake of Cathie Black's controversial appointment as New York City Schools Chancellor.

"Just like the President can nominate a Supreme Court nominee, but it's up to the Senate to determine whether that person should be confirmed through an open hearing process," said NYS Assemblyman David Weprin.

Weprin will introduce a bill calling for a more transparent appointment process.

The bill would require citywide public hearings and selection confirmation by the New York City Council for any appointed chancellor.