Baltimore's failing schools are a tragedy of criminal proportions
in 2005, Emmy-award winning television drama The Wire shined a harsh
light on Baltimore City Schools. It proved to be an eye-opening
experience for viewers who are not familiar with the tragic plight of
students in Baltimore. The show portrayed a dystopian reality for
students, who faced violence and poverty, living amidst blighted
neighborhoods riddled with drugs, crime and decay.
dramatic depiction of inner-city horror was a tragedy of almost
Shakespearean proportions, the actual real-life tragedy in Baltimore is
in many respects far worse. According to information uncovered by the
Project Baltimore Investigation by the local Fox News affiliate WBFF,
Baltimore spends roughly $1.4 billion annually on education, or roughly
$16,000 per student. Baltimore’s spending on education is the fourth
highest of any municipality in the country. Despite this massive
commitment of resources, Baltimore schools have some of the lowest
educational proficiency levels in the country.
Project Baltimore investigative journalist Chris Papst, reading
proficiency rates among Baltimore High School graduates hover at around
11 percent, and math proficiency rates hover around 12 percent. This is
in a school system that graduates roughly 70 percent of its students
each year. There is clearly a major disconnection between the high
graduation rate and the extremely dismal academic proficiency rate.
It certainly is surprising that a shithole like Baltimore has under performing gubmint services.
The other 3 districts with higher per student expenditures are in the same boat.
I don't even have to look it up I sense these things.
The gubmint is always looking out for you.
It's why they want all of your money and labor.
Who better than gubmint experts to decide what you deserve.
The rationale for gubmint schools has outlived it's usefulness.
But what do I know.
Well not counting readin,ritin and rithmetic.
I'm guessing nuttin.