AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) - Before President Obama took the podium at the University at Buffalo on Thursday, he had a brief exchange with the Buffalo School Superintendent and a representative of the District Parent Coordinating Council.
News 4 spoke with Superintendent Dr. Pamela Brown before she met with the president.
She said she planned to tell him, "I appreciate his leadership and his courage and his focus on education."
Dr. Brown was among the many the president spoke with in the staging area of Alumni Arena. Sam Radford of the District Parent Coordinating Council was among that group.
"I told him what we were fighting for, the education of our children in Buffalo. He encouraged us to continue to fight for what was best for our children in Buffalo," Radford said.
Radford felt the president agreeing to meet with him gives the council positive reinforcement in the Buffalo School District.
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