Inner cities in America are socially collapsing at an astonishing rate. New data out of Baltimore captures this tragic trend.
Here’s more from Fox 45 of Baltimore:
A Project Baltimore investigation has found five Baltimore City high schools and one middle school do not have a single student proficient in the state tested subjects of math and English.
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.
MRCTV.org also picked up in the story:
According to WBFF, students are tested and scored on a scale of one through five, with a four or a five placing a student in the proficient category. At Frederick Douglass, for instance, 89 percent of students tested last year received the lowest possible score in math. Only one student received a three, which is “approaching expectations.”
WBFF notes Baltimore City Schools spends $16,000 per student per year, making it the fourth highest spending district in the country per student.