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Paladino: “The Buffalo school board is morally corrupt”

BY CARL PALADINO Let me state at the onset: No one forced me to seek to change the sick and failed public education system in Buffalo.  I am passionate about assisting the poorest of our city, who suffer and atrophy

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An autopsy of the Buffalo Public Schools

BY JIM OSTROWSKI The Buffalo Public School system has been in the press lately.  Sadly, little of what has been said has illuminated the most salient truths about that system.  First, the ultimate fate of government school students can be

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The Paladino effect

BY JAMIE MOSES On December 23, 2016, Artvoice published a traditional end of year survey asking four simple questions: 1. What would you most like to happen in 2017? 2. What would you like to see go away in 2017?

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Nevergold to Paladino: “You’re fired”

Dr. Barbara Seals-Nevergold, the school board president, is being floated as a candidate for State Senate following a special meeting convened to discuss controversial remarks made by Carl Paladino in Artvoice last week. The developer has since apologized for the remarks. A motion

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The 60th district primary will test Rumore’s leadership

Phil Rumore, the longtime president of the Buffalo Teachers Federation, brings a wisdom and gravitas to politics that his operatives lack. Rumore understands the importance of the 60th State Senate district, which holds the Republican majority in that chamber in

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Now a political force, history demands much of Nevergold

BY MATT RICCHIAZZI Dr. Barbara Seals-Nevergold served as President of the Board of Education prior to the installation of Carl Paladino’s majority bloc in 2013. After sweeping election victories in May, Nevergold has retaken control of the district and has emerged

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Union teacher learns ugly is a bad look

BY MATT RICCHIAZZI When the nationally renowned education expert Dr. Steve Perry came to town last week to speak with parents about education reform, Buffalo Public Schools teacher and union organizer Kristen Mendoza behavior was unbecoming of a professional. In

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ECC fiscal crisis could trigger political battle

BY TONY FARINA There are growing signs that Erie Community College’s fiscal crisis may get worse in the near future and could turn into a political struggle as college officials seek to close a $7.5 million budget gap without putting

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At 18, Austin Harig with a bold political debut

BY CAROLETTE MEADOWS Eighteen year old Hutch Tech student, Austin Harig is young, bright, and talented. But for some, his youth is an unforgiving obstacle. Despite the cynics, Harig has demonstrated a wisdom far beyond his years. Harig participated in

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Harris gears up for school board run

Adrian Harris is a passionate advocate for public education and a well reasoned critic of the school board’s majority bloc led by Carl Paladino. He is a professional educator with the Lancaster School District and holds a Masters Degree in

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Mascia may run for school board

BY C.B. MILLER Housing Commissioner Joe Mascia is considering a run for the Central District seat on Buffalo’s Board of Education. Dwayne Kelly, an activist who once circulated a letter in support of Carl Paladino under the pen name “Herman,” has already announced

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In open letter, Nevergold urges responsiveness from Cash

BY BARBARA NEVERGOLD, PHD Over the last few months I have raised a number of questions, in written and oral communications, about the use of the NYS ELA/Math standardized test scores as part of the admissions criteria for Criterion Schools

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Union goons line up behind Mecozzi

BY C.B. MILLER Jennifer Mecozzi has announced her intention to seek the Board of Education’s West District seat currently held by James Sampson, a member of Carl Paladino’s majority bloc. The education activist Adrian Fitzgerald Harris, who is not aligned

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County Executive Poloncarz must hold ECC accountable

BY TONY FARINA Erie Community College has gone into damage and spin control now that the state audit has confirmed what I’ve been reporting for several months about how President Jack Quinn and his crew have run the college into