Buffalo School Superintendent Pamela C. Brown has been under fire over accusations that she is not responsive to the public, communicates poorly and doesn’t engage the community enough.In a move to discredit such attacks, Brown held a press briefing at Buffalo City Hall Thursday, Jan. 23 and WUFO was in the building.
“I resolve to do my best to update the press, and therefore the public, to those things that matter most to people interested in education and how it works,” Brown said.
The Buffalo News staff reporter Sandra Tan says, Brown’s “responses typically have been reactive and brief.”
But the Superintendent let it be known Thursday, that she was not attempting to be disengaged, but rather, to focus her efforts on the critical needs of the educational system in Buffalo she was brought on to resolve.
“I had to hit the ground running upon my arrival here in Buffalo. Everyone is aware of the great needs our schools have, and I certainly felt my priority was attending to getting some things in place to meet the needs of our schools.”
The Buffalo News says, "Thursday’s briefing in her City Hall office represented the first of a series of briefings that Brown said she intends to have with the media to provide information and field questions."
Check out a few images from the event.