Democrats Destroy Everything - Public Education Edition - Granite Grok

Democrats Destroy Everything – Public Education Edition

Let me repeat that title to let it sink in that in many Democrat-controlled cities, the Government-monopoly schools suck. And you can’t just blame it on the students (reformatted, emphasis mine):

Over 40 percent of Baltimore high schoolers earn below a ‘D’ average

Forty-one percent of public high school students in Maryland’s largest city have failed to earn even a “D” grade point average. This translates to over 8,400 kids out of Baltimore City Schools’ 20,500 total population … and almost twice the amount from the previous school year, FOX-45 reports. The statistics were obtained by Project Baltimore, a special FOX-45 investigative team.

That means that in a normal year, 2,400 students are FAILING – 12% of the student population. And yet, teachers’ unions want more and more to just turn out crappy results.

Related: The Democrat Party Destroys Everything They Touch

We’re seeing an uprising parental outrage movement over labeling kids as either being superior (and Oppressors) or incapable (victims) across the nation. Sorry, but parents should have been outraged over student achievement rates like this decades ago.

Thankfully, NH is now a State where Parents ARE getting control BACK over their kid’s futures.

The district cited the COVID-19 pandemic as the main culprit for the high number: “Consistent with the experience of many school districts across the country, the COVID-19 pandemic created significant disruptions to student learning […] Starting this summer and beyond, City Schools is providing students with a variety of opportunities to acquire the unfinished learning they lost.” The station’s report notes the sheer quantity of below-“D” students may account for why the district won’t retain any failing students. Earlier this year, FOX-45 reported on a student who had passed just three classes during his high school tenure, earning a 0.13 GPA. Remarkably, he was promoted each year to the next grade … and ranked in the upper half of his class.

Yep, that’s the answer – promote the child to the next level and get them out of my hair and then out of the system. Being illiterate is not their concern – only being able to falsely pad their own personal/collective statistics on how “good” their production is (and yes, we have the right to measure the quality of services being provided).

And note this: a student who had passed just three classes during his high school tenure, earning a 0.13 GPA. Remarkably, he was promoted each year to the next grade … and ranked in the upper half of his class. I said at the time “where was that mother all this time?” when her outrage was made public.

“They take. They take. They take. Yet, despite the amount of money they get. We don’t see much change. Our schools outspend 97% of other major school districts,” [former Baltimore City Council President Candidate Jovani] Patterson said during a 2020 campaign ad. When Project Baltimore showed Patterson how Baltimore City students have been doing this year, here is how he reacted.

“This is terrible,” Patterson told Project Baltimore. “This is just further perpetuating a cycle of poverty, of despair.” …“They don’t care, man. They come from the same environment. Nick Mosby is a product of Baltimore City schools. [Mayor] Brendan Scott is a product of Baltimore City schools and they see what’s going on. But then when you bring this to them, they don’t care. They don’t care at all. You have to raise the standard,” Patterson [said].

Your elected Representatives really do require that something-special old-school punishment; bring back tar and feathers but with a modern twist: Super-glue and fiberglass insulation.

But the lesson really is that a population deserves the results of those they elect.

This means that while all the outrage is directed to “the school system”, the real problem is that it is rudderless as the teacher unions often “pick” the School Board and the “Professional Staff”.

Without firm oversight of those committed to the KIDS above “the employees”, this is what you get. Sadly, the phrase “it’s for the kids” has evaporated – it really is about the adults involved in this sorry mess. This is a story in which the kids are mere political pawns – it really is about Money and Power.

Kids be damned – and they really are.

And you can thank Government Schools for it. I’m right, right Bruce?

(H/T: The College Fix)