Buffalo School Board Calls for Carl Paladino to Resign

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By Andrew Pillow

When Donald Trump’s campaign co-chair, Carl Paladino, was asked about his desires for 2017 he had the following to say about the First Lady and President Obama:

"I'd like her to return to being a male and let loose in the outback of Zimbabwe where she lives comfortably in a cave with Maxie, the gorilla,"
"Obama catches mad cow disease after being caught having relations with a Herford. He dies before his trial and is buried in a cow pasture next to Valerie Jarret, who died weeks prior, after being convicted of sedition and treason, when a Jihady cell mate mistook her for being a nice person and decapitated her,"

Unsurprisingly, many people took exception to those comments.

The Buffalo school board voted 6-2 to ask the education commissioner to remove Paladino from office, in the event that he doesn’t resign himself.

Paladino said his comments had “…nothing to do with race.”

Read more here. (CNN)

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Andrew Pillow

Andrew is a technology teacher at KIPP Indy College Prep. He is graduate of the University of Kentucky and a Teach for America Alum. Andrew just recently finished his commitment as a Teach Plus Policy fellow, and he is looking forward to putting the skills he's learned to good use. Andrew has written for several publications in the past on a wide variety of topics but will be sticking to education for his role on Indy/Ed.