Baltimore Students Have 1.0 GPA After Returning From Virtual Learning

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Children have had a challenging couple of years with their entire routines flipped upside-down.

The introduction of virtual schooling as the primary education source has left a lot of kids behind from lack of computers, internet connection, oversight, encouragement – just to name a few.

Baltimore saw this decline in a major way when students finished the past school year with such a poor GPA, they may not be able to bounce back.

Elizabeth Johnston reports:

A stunning and highly concerning report out of Baltimore has revealed that in the first three-quarters of this past school year, nearly half of all high school students enrolled in Baltimore City Schools earned below a D average.”

Typically, most schools have only a small percentage of students with low grades, so faculty are able to sufficiently  focus their attention on aiding them in any areas they may be lacking.

But with such a high number of students needing special attention – and teachers themselves struggling to keep their heads above water with all the transitions from the pandemic – it is nearly impossible to get kids the help they need to improve their grades.

Project Baltimore is an organization that investigates the public education conditions in Baltimore.

According to Fox 45 Baltimore, it was discovered by the watchdog organization that 41% of 20,500 high school students obtained below a 1.0 GPA.

That is shocking and concerning! Jovani Patterson, a contender for Baltimore City Council President last year, told Project Baltimore:

This is terrible. This is just further perpetuating a cycle of poverty, of despair. Our schools outspend 97% of other major school districts.”

The liberal approach to faults in the education system is to throw more money at it – not to get to the root cause of why children are struggling in their studies.

This is a prime example of how that approach does not work.

Patterson even pointed out that despite all the funding schools have demanded from the city, there has been “no change.”

School administrators are most concerned with the options students will have coming out of high school with such a poor GPA.

“If almost half of our kids are failing, what options do they have after high school? This is really disheartening. It’s sad to see this,” lamented Patterson.

Baltimore had 706 high school students drop out in the first three quarters of the ‘20/’21 school year, according to Elizabeth Johnston.

In fact, public school enrollment dropped several percentage points nationwide, reports Fox 45.

While on the surface this may seem like a negative statistic, some students may be better off seeking educational alternatives outside of the public school system.

In addition, virtual schooling has given liberal teachers the opportunity to invade the privacy of families and push their personal views on students.

One child was kicked out of a virtual class for liking Trump, as Mommy Underground previously reported, while other teachers have discouraged students from performing well so not to make other children feel “less smart.”

This summer, city schools will provide opportunities for kids to catch up on assignments they were not able to complete and hopefully begin the upcoming school year with more confidence in bringing up their GPA, reported Project Baltimore.

It is awful that so many children’s futures hang in the balance because the public school system fattened themselves on funds and did nothing to show for it.

The flaws in the public school system have never been so apparent as in these past couple of years – and that should ignite a fiery passion in all of us to call for change.

 

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