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Shocking Statistics

  

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By:  vic-eldred  •  8 months ago  •  6 comments

Shocking Statistics
“But we did what we always do. We make the tough decisions to make sure that we’re meeting services while we meet this requirement, because it’s the right thing to do,” the Democrat said.

Link to quote: School funding formula hits Baltimore for $79 million - The Baltimore Banner


Not one Baltimore student could pass the math exam last month. Seventeen hundred took the test from 13 Baltimore High Schools. None achieved the top category of "distinguished."

Back in February it was bad enough:

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.




Why have Baltimore public schools fared so badly?

Could it be money?


Mayor Brandon Scott will release the first public draft of Baltimore’s fiscal year 2024 budget, officially ushering in the beginning of what will be a historic budget season as the council is equipped with greater spending authority.



The $4.4 billion proposal  — with $3.5 billion in operating expenses and about $900 million in capital planning — would be about a 5% growth from fiscal year 2023, which will end June 30.

It includes what the administration called an unexpected $79 million more in education funding than Baltimore spent last year, which Scott called a “gut punch” while stressing the importance of investment in youth and schools at a news conference Thursday morning.

School funding formula hits Baltimore for $79 million - The Baltimore Banner


Apparently not!


Could it be administration or teaching?








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Baltimore School CEO Sonja Santelises

Santelises has been Baltimore School CEO since 2016. She receives $445,00 per year in total compensation as CEO. Since taking control she has operated with a $130 million budget, which she has to defend and somehow had the heating systems go down in the schools in 2018 which caused school closings. Her district has become the lowest performing in Baltimore.

I think we may have a cause.


Can we recognize the problem and fix it or will the state of Maryland keep tossing money at it?


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Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
1  author  Vic Eldred    8 months ago

"I think there are some basic steps we can take ... to revive national pride, especially in that next generation of Americans," Ramaswamy said.

"As the first millennial ever to run for the GOP nomination, I think that's my responsibility," he added. "One of the things that I think we should require is that every high school senior who graduates from high school should be required to pass the same civics test required of every immigrant who becomes a naturalized citizen in this country."

He then responded to host Rachel Campos-Duffy, who pointed out that abolishing the Department of Education could jeopardize his plan.

"You're right that the problem is pervasive, and there is no silver bullet," Ramaswamy said.

Vivek Ramaswamy renews call to abolish Department of Education and pledges to overhaul education system | Washington Examiner


 
 
 
Nerm_L
Professor Expert
1.1  Nerm_L  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    8 months ago
"I think there are some basic steps we can take ... to revive national pride, especially in that next generation of Americans," Ramaswamy said.

The United States is becoming dysfunctional and Ramaswamy is worried about national pride?  Seems like Jimmy Carter said something similar with his crisis of confidence speech.

Democrats tell us that education is experiencing a revenue problem.  Republicans tell us that teachers are paid too much and not held to account.  Does anyone happen to know how much schools are spending on sports and extracurricular activities?  

Has anyone considered that maybe schools are not doing what they are supposed to be doing?

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
Professor Expert
1.1.1  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Nerm_L @1.1    8 months ago
Democrats tell us that education is experiencing a revenue problem.  Republicans tell us that teachers are paid too much and not held to account.

Both are full of shit in this aspect.  Couple this with the politicization of the schools and the influence of the alphabet groups, the result is the schools will churn out more and more idiots with every graduating class.

 
 
 
Jack_TX
Professor Quiet
1.1.2  Jack_TX  replied to  Nerm_L @1.1    8 months ago
Has anyone considered that maybe schools are not doing what they are supposed to be doing?

They are doing exactly what they're supposed to be doing.  They are providing childcare so their parents can work.

Some of them are also actually teaching. Educated parents who care about their own children being educated find those schools.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
Professor Principal
2  Sean Treacy    8 months ago

Money isn't going to solve the problem.  We keep spending more money withe stagnant or worsening results.

Until families prioritize education nothing else is going to matter. If parents, and the community, make education important, results will improve. If they don't, nothing the government does will really matter. 

 
 
 
Jasper2529
Professor Quiet
3  Jasper2529    8 months ago

Baltimore facts:

2023: 13 of 32 high schools ... ZERO math proficiency. Prior to Covid, their high schools were also failures.

2022-2023: School budget = $1.6 BILLION in addition to the prior $300 MILLION during Covid

They don't need money. They need to get rid of their wealthy teacher union bureaucrats, administrators, and teachers who promote Marxist ideologies of racism, equity, division and replace them with people who value core subject material of math, science, civics, English language arts, etc.

 
 

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