“nearly half of high school students in City Schools earned a grade point average below a D”
Almost half of the students in Baltimore city schools failed to achieve a 1.0-grade point average in the first three quarters of this year.
If a hospital had that kind of success rate, how long would it stay open? At what point does the state of Maryland intervene and fire everyone involved?
Chris Papst reported at FOX 45 in Baltimore:
Baltimore City Schools: 41% of high school students earn below 1.0 GPA
Baltimore City Schools has reached an alarming low in student performance. Project Baltimore has learned, during the first three quarters of this year, nearly half of high school students in City Schools earned a grade point average below a D.
When Jovani Patterson ran for Baltimore City Council President last year, he ran on a platform that included accountability in education.
“They take. They take. They take. Yet, despite the amount of money they get. We don’t see much change. Our schools outspend 97% of other major school districts,” Patterson said during a 2020 campaign ad…
Project Baltimore obtained a chart assembled by Baltimore City Schools. The chart shows the average GPA for every high school grade in the city – freshman through senior. In the first three quarters of this past school year, according to the chart, 41% of all Baltimore City high school students, earned below a 1.0 grade point average. In other words, nearly half of the 20,500 public high school students in Baltimore earned less than a D average.
Is there a better argument for school choice?
children's education dollars shouldn't go to a monopolistic institution regardless of its performance or families' preferences
families should be able to take their children's education dollars elsewhere
fund students, not systems. pic.twitter.com/wpet35AKJj
— Corey A. DeAngelis (@DeAngelisCorey) July 14, 2021
The district blamed the pandemic in a statement to FOX News:
“Consistent with the experience of many school districts across the country, the COVID-19 pandemic created significant disruptions to student learning,” the district said in a statement to Fox News. “As early as the summer of 2020, City Schools identified large numbers of students with decreases in their grade point averages and classroom performance when compared to past performances.”
These students are being cheated, and so are the taxpayers. All I can think of is this scene from the 1989 movie Lean On Me:DONATE
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