Superintendent’s comment left a few upset

The Buffalo News published a story about Superintendent Kriner Cash’s reform agenda yesterday. In the article, the reporter talked about Cash’s goals to revitalize Buffalo Public Schools, “bringing every school to its fullest potential.”

The reporter also mentioned a fairly recent incident at a Buffalo Parent Teacher Organization. At the meeting, which Cash briefly attended,  he spoke to attendees and made a controversial comment that caused one member to leave the room, and a few others upset. He used the word “dregs” in reference to city teachers.

Karibu News attended and recorded the meeting. For his exact words and so the public knows what was said, and in the context it was said, refer to the full audio below.

For the quote The News referred to, see 12:00-12:20. However, we encourage you listen to the entire speech.


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2 Responses

  1. Patricia Fahey

    We were thoroughly disgusted and saddened to read of Supt. Cash’s comments regarding his faculty. Having two children working as educational professionals in the Buffalo Public Schools we see daily the struggles faced by both teachers and students that would be unimaginable in suburban districts. We also see the triumphs which might seem trivial outside of city schools. This is due to the diligence of the staff, their creativity, and their absolute commitment to their students. If this is Dr. Cash’s true feeling, he should resign now. At the very least, he ought to be ashamed of himself. He owes HIS teachers an apology.

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