Why am I running?
In her virtual school experience, the Buffalo Public School always had issues; either it was connectivity issues, application, and technical issues, a lack of engagement between students and teachers, or parents having to wait hours to get a school-issued laptop or iPad updated or fixed. Parents were forced to catch cabs and buses to South Park for computer issues, a school not in proximity for many families whose children attend Buffalo Public Schools.
Before the pandemic, there were already significant disparities in the Buffalo Public School system. With Buffalo already being one of the poorest districts in the state, the pandemic has done nothing but set our children back even more. Buffalo Public Schools serves approximately 34,000 students. About 81% of Buffalo school children live in poverty, and many of them have fallen behind, which may increase dropout rates and lead to more people living in poverty.