To: Members of Local 10 BCSA
Members of the Buffalo Teachers Federation
From: Carl P.Paladino
Date: September 17, 2013
Re: Rally to Support Superintendent Brown
On September 16, 2013, Crystal Barton, President of Buffalo Council of Supervisors and Administrators (BCSA), sent a memo to the members of the BSCA, without their or their officer’s consent or knowledge, requesting that you attend a rally in support of Superintendent Pamela Brown on Thursday, September 18, 2013 on the steps of City Hall at 5:30 PM.
Apparently Phil Rumore has asked the same of the teachers.
The issue is simply whether or not it is in the best interests of the 32,000 Buffalo Public School (BPS) children to keep the present Superintendent and her misfit group of phony, incompetent and inexperienced “turn around experts,” all from someplace else on the planet, looking for a paycheck.
In a school district where the morale of all constituencies is at rock bottom and positions are filled, not by merit, but by who you know or by consultant and “shadow” Superintendent Mary Guinn, who the Superintendent and sisterhood say is only a “reorganization/ leadership consultant,” when in fact she runs the executive cabinet with no apparent or actual authority. Where did they get the right to deny a present employee of the district, who has worked his or her way up in the system by merit, in favor of a carpetbagger with no apparent “special qualities” and a trumped up resume with self-awarded titles who knows nothing about us or our problems?
Attached is my BPS, Board of Education (BOE) Agenda dated August 16, 2013 and supplements dated August 20, 2013 and September 9, 2013 which explain the importance of ridding the BPS of this growing infection immediately.
Your union leaders have decided for you that you should protest the effort by some members of the Board of Education to remove the Superintendent from her office.
That arrogance and interference in the selection of the person who will act as their adversary on behalf of the community in dealing with the unions is not only illegal but also evidence of past practice that has resulted in a School District as dysfunctional as the BPS. Your leaders, as they always have, assume that they know best what is good for all of the constituencies of the BPS. Their motives dramatically conflict with what is good for the children of our Community. Advancing weak and inexperienced incompetents, who they can manipulate and control, have resulted in the chaos and inequities presently suffered by our teachers and administrators.
I ask that you not attend the rally, but instead do the right thing, stand tall, don’t be intimidated and E-mail me a reply which will be a vote to dismiss the Superintendent and her cronies and change the status quo, top down. Your name will be kept in confidence. Feel free to forward this memo to your fellow teachers and administrators.