by Laura Edghill
Posted 5/05/15, 10:17 am
Leaders in Buffalo’s chronically struggling school system are considering launching a publicly funded boarding school. The proposal aims to combat the problems many of the city’s students face outside of school that dramatically impact their success such as poverty, domestic instability, transient living arrangements, lack of proper nutrition, and truancy.
“We have teachers and union leaders telling us, ‘The problem is with the homes; these kids are in dysfunctional homes,’” said Buffalo school-board member Carl Paladino.