What would you say about a major US city where not a single student at five high schools and one middle school, passed the state’s proficiency tests in English and math? What would you say if you were told the public schools have been spending lots of money on administrators and other school employees?
According to EAGnews.com:
“Based on Warren’s analogy, teachers at five schools received a zero on the latest round of standardized testing: Booker T. Washington Middle School, Douglass High School, Achievement Academy at Harbor City, New Era Academy, Excel Academy at Francis M. Wood High School, and New Hope Academy.”
“According a Fox Baltimore investigation:”
“High school students are tested by the state in math and English. Their scores place them in one of five categories – a four or five is considered proficient and one through three are not. At Frederick Douglass, 185 students took the state math test last year and 89 percent fell into the lowest level. Just one student approached expectations and scored a three.”
“EAGnews highlighted the district’s dismal academic performance last year as part of a series examining excessive employee compensation and wasteful spending in school districts across the nation.”
“The EAGnews report centered on employee salaries from the 2013-14 school year, as the district’s budget deficit reached $72 million and a measly 14 percent of fourth graders in the city tested proficient in reading.”
“And it made it perfectly clear that spending is not the problem driving the district’s failures.”
What can anyone expect from a city that has long been run by liberal Democrats who care nothing about people?
Baltimore is a very liberal Democrat-controlled city and has been for the past 70 years. From 1947 to present, there has been only 1 Republican mayor – Theodore McKeldin who served as mayor from 1943 to 1947 and again from 1963 to 1967. The current mayor is Democrat Catherine Pugh, who was preceded by controversial Democrat Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.
In 2015, then Mayor Rawlings-Blake gave her endorsement to rioters that took to the streets after the death of Freddie Gray. She told the media:
“While we tried to make sure that (protestors) were protected from the cars and the other things that were going on, we also gave those who wished to destroy space to do that as well.”
Also under Rawlings-Blake’s term as mayor, the city was experiencing some of the highest murder rates in over 40-years. The mayor, like Obama, basically declared war on law enforcement personnel and blamed them for all the violence instead of the liberal policies of 50 years of Democrat-control. Despite the city’s high murder rate, Baltimore has some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation, proving that strict gun control does NOT stop gun violence.
Baltimore is also a sanctuary city for illegal aliens. Earlier this year, the nation was rocked with the news that an illegal, Henry Estrella-Cordova had been charged in the rape of a 9-year-old girl, while he was staying in Baltimore, thanks to it being a liberal sanctuary city.
Realizing just how liberally run Baltimore has been for the past half century, it shouldn’t be any surprise that the city’s public schools are drastically failing to teach students the basics of English and math. Chances are they are taught plenty of racist, socialist and anti-American lessons. When they become old enough to vote, they may not be able to read, write or do arithmetic but they’ll sure know that they need to vote for more liberal Democrats, or should they be more accurately reported to be Dumbocrats?