BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)–Deeds, not words, that’s the message educators part of the Buffalo Teachers Federation had at a rally held at MLK Park Thursday.
The group was made up of administrators, educators and support staff from the Buffalo Public School District Union.
Buffalo Teachers Federation President Phil Rumore says he wants to see action come out of the movement that has been happening across the country, including in Buffalo. That includes changing curriculum to teach and celebrate diversity.
According to Dr. Fatima Morrell, BPS Associate Superintendent for Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Initiatives, that is already in the works. She says the district cannot just go back to how things were prior to what we have been seeing lately.
Dr. Morrell says the school plans to roll out a new curriculum focusing on diversity starting this summer, and that they will be using the Black Lives Matter lessons that are already being taught in cities like New York and Washington, D.C.