There Are 83 Languages Spoken in Buffalo City Schools

There Are 83 Languages Spoken in Buffalo City Schools

- in Features, Grumpy Educators
@Sara Noble


Buffalo, the quintessential American town, isn’t as American as it was. Democrats have filled the once-conservative city with foreigners. Buffalo Public Schools now have to deal with children who speak 83 different languages.

Buffalo is Burmese, Nepali, Bhutanese, South Rwanda, South Sudan, and so on.

Over the last decade, the number of students in the Buffalo Public Schools learning English as a new language has more than doubled, and now account for nearly 1 in every 5 kids enrolled in the city school system.

There aren’t enough bilingual teachers. How could there be?

Anyone familiar with Buffalo knows there aren’t enough jobs for them when they hit the workforce.


The Buffalo Immigrant Leadership Team is a project of the community organizing network VOICE-Buffalo, and is comprised of immigrants and former refugees trying to address issues of social justice for newcomers to Buffalo[…]

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