“My immediate reaction is, take your kids out of these schools”
Democrats are constantly telling us how great public schools are and how much we must value school teachers. So what happens when a Democrat-controlled city has almost two dozen schools with zero students performing at grade level?
FOX 45 News in Baltimore reports:
23 Baltimore schools have zero students proficient in math, per state test results
Baltimore City is facing a devastating reality as the latest round of state test scores are released.
Project Baltimore analyzed the results and found a shocking number of Baltimore City schools where not a single student is doing math at grade level.
“We’re not living up to our potential,” said Jovani Patterson, a Baltimore resident who made headlines in January 2022, when he filed a lawsuit against Baltimore City Schools. The suit claims the district is failing to educate students and, in the process, misusing taxpayer funds.
“We, the taxpayer, are funding our own demise,” Patterson said at the time.
Patterson was born in Baltimore. He has seen the failures firsthand. But when Project Baltimore showed him the latest test results for the city, he was momentarily rendered speechless.
“My immediate reaction is, take your kids out of these schools,” said Patterson.
The Maryland State Department of Education recently released the 2022 state test results known as MCAP, Maryland Comprehensive Assessment Program.
Baltimore City’s math scores were the lowest in the state. Just 7 percent of third through eighth graders tested proficient in math, which means 93 percent could not do math at grade level.
But that’s not all; Project Baltimore combed through the scores at all 150 City Schools where the state math test was given.
Project Baltimore found, in 23 Baltimore City schools, there were zero students who tested proficient in math. Not a single student.
Zero. That should be the answer the next time the teachers at these schools ask for a raise.
We have covered Baltimore’s education problems previously:
- Baltimore HS Student Who Passed Only Three Courses in Four Years Ranks in Top Half of His Class
- Baltimore Schools Will Not Hold Back ‘Tens of Thousands’ Of Students Who Failed This Year
- Baltimore: 41% of High School Students in City Schools Earn Below 1.0 GPA
People are understandably angry about this.
FOX News reports:
Enraged residents slam ‘fraud and corruption’ as Baltimore schools hit shocking new low
Days after Gov. Wes Moore, D-Md., declared education a top priority for his tenure, Baltimore reported that zero students in 23 different public schools are proficient in math. Also, 93% of third through eighth graders tested below grade level in the same subject.
Baltimore residents responded by blasting school officials and lawmakers for “fraud and corruption” which they claim is to blame for the low numbers.
“I lay the blame in two places,” U.S. Army veteran and Baltimore resident Evie Harris said on “Fox & Friends First” Friday. “I would start with the board of schools commissioners or the Board of School Administrators. And I’m going to also add in some parents… We’ve been having these results for decades. I am not shocked because we’ve been having these results. I am angry, and I would lay the blame majorly at [CEO of Baltimore City Public Schools] Sonja Santelises and the Baltimore City School administrators who are absolutely dismissive and arrogant at the results we are seeing here in Baltimore.”
First vice chair of the Baltimore County Republican Central Committee Kyna “K.J.” McKenzie also weighed in on the report.
” I’m shocked. I am frustrated and angry about it. As a parent, I’m a parent. I live in Baltimore City and we’ve been dealing with this for decades,” she said. “And these results are very frustrating.”
“Frustrating because we’re not able to get to the root cause of what’s happening, because everyone the leadership here blames it on racism. We’ve had Democratic leadership for decades. The people here in power look like me and everything’s blamed on racism.”
Perhaps Baltimore schools should focus less on equity and get back to teaching the basics.DONATE
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