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February 14, 2023

In 23 Baltimore City Schools, Exactly Zero Students Are Able to Do Math at Grade Level

I'm sure this is just more "white supremacy" on display, given that the government of Baltimore is black-led and has been for decades.

Twitter gave the Baltimore public school system a failing grade after the city reported that zero students in 23 different schools across the city are proficient in math.

Ninety-three percent of third through eighth graders also tested below grade level in math.

If those stats are confusing: In 23 schools, which are not all of Baltimore's schools, there are zero students at grade level in math. In all of Baltimore's schools, only 7% are at grade level.

The Baltimore public school system boasted a $1.6 billion budget in 2022, according to Fox Baltimore. When divided by the number of budgeted students, the average cost came out to $21,606 per student.

People are saying this is the last straw for forced education in government schools in Baltimore: Parents and children must be permitted to escape these failure factories.

Professors and political commentators expressed shock at the news and called for more freedom to allow parents to find better schools for their children.

George Washington University Law Professor Jonathan Turley argued on Twitter that teachers are treating students less like human beings and more like captive listeners. "Teachers and boards are killing the institution of public education by treating children and parents more like captives than consumers. That cannot continue much longer before parents look for alternatives."

The shutdown of the schools worsened student performance -- but they were already failing abysmally.

The percentage of students proficient in Algebra I dropped to a dismal 14 percent, below pre-pandemic levels of 27 percent in 2019, according to the Maryland State Department of Education.

This isn't the first year that Baltimore schools have failed students.

In 2021, 41 percent of Baltimore public high school students earned below a 1.0 GPA, according to Fox Baltimore.

Maybe this is a wake-up call. Baltimore residents are complaining of the "fraud and corruption" in the school system, and the government.

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."

None of this is new. A year ago, a local news station found that most of Baltimore's high schoolers read and performed math at a grade school level.

So when they say that 93% of students aren't performing at grade level, they don't mean that 11th graders are performing at a 10th grade level.

In some cases, they point out, students are performing ten grades below their actual grade. They had results leaked to them of a test given to assess student's levels in math and reading. In a class of 11 high school juniors, only 9 even completed the reading test. Of those nine, just two were rated as performing at a high school level. (Not necessarily 11th grade, note!). One performed at a 7th grade level. Six performed at an elementary school level.

On the math test, only seven completed the test. Again, two performed at high school level, the other five performed at elementary school level. One performed math at a first grade level.

The mayor skipped out on event he was scheduled to appear at, in order to avoid questions on the topic.

Baltimore has a clever strategy for dealing with their failing, and often simply absent, students: They just graduate them anyway. Problem solved!

Tucker Carlson talked about the constant failure of Baltimore's schools a year ago, pointing out that the Ruling Class has decided that Climate Change and Transgenderism for Tots were the important issues, and their own disgusting failure year after year was definitely not important enough to discuss.

This local report points out that Baltimore School's CEO is making $375,000+ per year -- as Baltimore school performance continues to plummet.

Wait, did I say she makes $375,000? That was last year's number. She's up to $444,000+ now.

Must be because of all her successes.

This report points out Baltimore's many "ghost students" -- students allegedly enrolled in Baltimore schools, and therefore being paid for by Maryland's taxpayers, who are in fact not in schools at all.

And they did this intentionally, to increase their schools' budgets.

Don't worry, they elevated a woman named Kamala Carnes to deal with that.

Except Kamala Carnes herself has been implicated in multiple scandals previously.

This delegate refuses to answer questions about the failure of Baltimore schools -- unless and until Fox starts reporting positively about these failure factories.

He says he blames the local Fox affiliate for the failure of Democrat government schools.

Politifact rates this statement as "Mostly True."

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