May 10, 2013

Hon. John King, Commissioner

New York State Education Department

89 Washington

Albany, NY  12234

Re:         Buffalo Schools 

Dear Mr. King:

This past week I was elected to the City of Buffalo School Board to be seated on July 1, 2013.

I was elected overwhelmingly in the Park District where the people came out in droves to make a clear statement that they have had enough of Buffalo’s dysfunctional school system and they want real leadership.

My observation is that Superintendent Pamela Brown is not only incapable, but actually doesn’t even know how incapable she is.  

Enclosed are copies of my recent communications concerning her activities and especially a communication to the Board this Wednesday requesting that she and Board President, Ruth Kapsiak, resign in light of their obvious complicity in a conspiracy to defraud the State of New York with reference to the APPR Agreement and side letter.

Obviously, the dysfunctional present Board is not capable of making that kind of decision.

The children don’t have any more time. They have waited too long for the opportunity for an education to which they have a right.  44 of the 56 schools are failing. The teachers, parents, community at large, but most importantly the children are being deprived of a functioning and responsive election system.

In an open meeting of the Board on Wednesday night (a link to the clip is, Ms. Brown stated that the State Education Department was familiar with the circumstances and everything was honky dory.

Pamela Brown does not know right from wrong and watching her performance, together with that of her Executive Staff, is like watching amateur hour.

This letter shall serve as my request that you assign the distinguished scholar to evaluate the performance of the Superintendent and her Executive Staff and report on the same on or before July 1, 2013, the date that the new board is seated.

I also request that you submit the circumstances of the making of the APPR and the side letter MOU to the New York State Attorney General and/or the Inspector General’s office for investigation of the apparent fraud.

Your actions in this regard are critical to the deliberation of the new Board on whether or not to retain the Superintendent and her Executive Staff.

Thank you for your attention to the above.

Very truly yours,

Carl P. Paladino

Cc:         Everybody