““Freedom, Justice and Equality for All, Love of God and Our Fellow Man; Doing All the Good We Can for Our Community," Andrew J. Smitherman (1883-1961). The Purpose of the Buffalo Empire Star is to keep the African-American community informed about past, current and future events to continue onward in the struggle for freedom, justice and equality in the spirt of the underground railroad pioneers.

Elephants in the room: Buffalo Attendance Teachers


Elephants in the room, click image


School Board in Buffalo laid-off fifteen attendance teachers/truant officers in September 2005. As a result attendance in the Buffalo School declined in the period from 2005 to 2010 especially in the academic high schools the New York State Education Department designated as “persistently failing.” Therefore, the School Board and district officials should reconsider reinstating the laid-off attendance teachers/truant officers.  For more information on this subject read the Insurgent Teacher blog.


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