Buffalo Public Education Up Close
What public school teachers say about how they are doing
The last decade in Buffalo, New York, has been stormy for public education and especially its teachers. Nearly 11 years without a collective bargaining agreement, tensions with administrators and now the COVID-19 pandemic have all played their roles. Nevertheless, commentators have written that the city’s public schools are on the mend and doing better.
But, as this narrative emerges, few have asked teachers what it has been like for them in Buffalo schools. This project seeks to remedy that.
The team is interviewing teachers so that their voices, their beliefs, their understandings and their sense of professionalism can be heard. While doing this, the project team is also asking teachers how public education is really doing in Buffalo and why they continue to teach the city’s children.
Topics: Access, Equity and Justice; Children, Youth, Seniors and Families; Education
Lee Adler, Department of Labor Relations, Law and History
School of Industrial Labor and Relations
- Community partner: Partnership for the Public Good
Engaged Opportunity Grants
Supporting a wide range of community-engaged learning projects, from student leadership programs and partnership building to events and conference travel. Open to all faculty and staff.