Maybe they should get new school halls and Gonski funding

In a review of testing data, 13 out of 39 high schools in Baltimore, had zero students that were determined to be proficient in mathematics.  If anyone from Baltimore is reading this, zero is the same is nil, nothing, and none.  Also the same as nix, naught and nada.

To repeat in a different way, not 1 single student in 13 out of 39 (1/3) high schools in Baltimore was determined to be proficient in mathematics.

For Australians unfamiliar, education in the US is governed at the local government level and Baltimore a Democrat town – lock, stock and barrel.  The last Republican Mayor of Baltimore was Theodore McKeldin whose last term as mayor ended in ….. 1967.

Maybe Baltimore should have a Building the Education Revolution.  Maybe the Clinton Education Initiative could help.

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14 Responses to Maybe they should get new school halls and Gonski funding

  1. mizaris

    I’m sure they know which gender pronouns to use though.

  2. H B Bear

    Kids in Baltimore have got more important things to worry about than math – like not getting shot.

  3. sabena

    I wonder how many of the children in the 13 schools were white.

  4. Bruce of Newcastle

    They tried an official murder-free weekend in August. It didn’t work.

    Baltimore’s ‘nobody kill anybody’ weekend leaves at least 2 people dead (6 Aug)

    Since that was so unsuccessful they called another one the week before last. It didn’t work either.

    Baltimore’s Weekend ‘Cease-Fire’ Shattered As Off-Duty Cop Gunned Down (5 Nov)

    But if they just keep trying and finally do socialism just right maybe they can get through one whole weekend without anyone murdering anybody.

  5. Driftforge

    Maybe Baltimore should have a Building the Education Revolution.

    Maybe they all have to go back.

  6. Up The Workers!

    “In a review of testing data, 13 out of 39 high schools in Baltimore, had zero students that were determined to be proficient in mathematics. If anyone from Baltimore is reading this, zero is the same is nil, nothing, and none. Also the same as nix, naught and nada.”

    Hmmm…just out of curiosity, does anybody know for sure where Wayne Swan studied to become the legendary A.L.P. “numbers man” that we know and loathe so well?

    Don’t suppose it could have been Baltimore, by any stretch of the imagination?

  7. PB

    Maybe if they all went back to Liberia they could be kangs again, free of the tyranny of White oppression, without which they would all be rocket surgeons with their flying pyramids, like they apparently once were.

    White education be keepin’ a brutha down ‘n sheeit.

  8. MACK

    It goes on :
    “Project Baltimore analyzed 2017 state test scores released this fall. We paged through 16,000 lines of data and uncovered this: Of Baltimore City’s 39 High Schools, 13 had zero students proficient in math.

    Digging further, we found another six high schools where one percent tested proficient. Add it up – in half the high schools in Baltimore City, 3804 students took the state test, 14 were proficient in math.”

  9. calli

    Proficiency in mathematics is the province of Old White Men.

    Rise up the Patriarchy! Aspire to Borderline Deficiency!

  10. calli

    Lol

    Against that ol’ Patriarchy.

    Perhaps I need a refresher course in proofreading. 😀

  11. Shy Ted

    So Baltimore is Australian public schools?

  12. Paul

    If they want, they could borrow Juliar. I’m sure we’ll be able to make do until she succeeds.

  13. Tel

    For Australians unfamiliar, education in the US is governed at the local government level and Baltimore a Democrat town – lock, stock and barrel.

    If that were true, there would be no “Common Core”, nor would there be any U.S. Department of Education, and Betsy DeVos would not be Secretary of Education.

    That said, at least some of the blame does deserve to fall at the local level, but the federal meddling should not be ignored.

  14. Yohan

    The reason why Baltimore schools do so badly (and why Baltimore is one of the worst murder capitals in America) is because it’s majority black, not because it’s run buy Democrats.

    The US has plenty of other cities which have been run by Democrats for decades (that are very safe) and they have schools that perform fine. Given an apple to apple comparison, Republican governance will perform better than Democrat, but the large quantitative test score difference is caused by racial demographics, and this effect vastly outweighs whether the local government is left or right wing.

    This is an empirical truth that conservative inc run away from, as they pretend that Baltimore can be saved by lower taxes and less regulation.

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