“after four years of high school, France just learned, her 17-year-old must start over. He’s been moved back to ninth grade”
A high school student in Baltimore passed three courses in the last four years. He has a 0.13-grade point average but has the distinction of being near the top half of his class.
This is not his failure. The people who have been paid to teach him should hang their heads in shame.
FOX 45 in Baltimore reports:
City student passes 3 classes in four years, ranks near top half of class with 0.13 GPA
A shocking discovery out of a Baltimore City high school, where Project Baltimore has found hundreds of students are failing. It’s a school where a student who passed three classes in four years, ranks near the top half of his class with a 0.13 grade point average.
Tiffany France thought her son would receive his diploma this coming June. But after four years of high school, France just learned, her 17-year-old must start over. He’s been moved back to ninth grade.
“He’s stressed and I am too. I told him I’m probably going to start crying. I don’t know what to do for him,” France told Project Baltimore. “Why would he do three more years in school? He didn’t fail, the school failed him. The school failed at their job. They failed. They failed, that’s the problem here. They failed. They failed. He didn’t deserve that.”
France’s son attends Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts in west Baltimore. His transcripts show he’s passed just three classes in four years, earning 2.5 credits, placing him in ninth grade. But France says she didn’t know that until February. She has three children and works three jobs. She thought her oldest son was doing well because even though he failed most of his classes, he was being promoted. His transcripts show he failed Spanish I and Algebra I but was promoted to Spanish II and Algebra II. He also failed English II but was passed on to English III.
This is a public school, which means the teachers there belong to the same unions currently issuing endless demands about money and reopening schools.
Here’s a video report from FOX 45. It includes comments from the student’s mother, who says she had no idea the situation was this bad because her son kept getting moved forward.
Public schools across the country are pushing social justice and Critical Race Theory while failing to teach students basic reading and math skills.
Name another profession where you could fail more miserably and still have a job.
In a follow-up story, FOX 45 reports that calls are growing to close the school:
Calls to Shut Down City School Where 0.13 GPA Ranks Near Top Half of Class
Calls are mounting for a City School to be investigated and shut down immediately. This, after an alarming Project Baltimore investigation found hundreds of students are failing at the west Baltimore high school.
C4, or Clarence Mitchell IV, and Bryan Nehman co-host the C4 and Bryan Nehman Show on WBAL Radio. Tuesday morning, the popular radio hosts demanded action following a recent FOX45 News investigation.
“I believe it’s violating the constitution rights of the children,” said C4, “There is no way in the world you can look at what is being reported by Project Baltimore and say, they are providing those children with a thorough and efficient form of public education.”
“That is astonishing. Absolutely astonishing. This school needs to be shut down,” added Nehman. “If we have half the kids in the school that are below a .13. Not a 1.3, people. A .13, that school needs to be shut down. It’s not doing its job.”
It’s important to remember that this is just one example. I guarantee you could find similar situations in cities all over the country.
Republicans must make education a priority issue from now on and prove there is a better way to teach our nation’s children.
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