"STUNNING: Baltimore City Schools received 29 federal Covid grants totaling $799M to fight learning loss. Yet, in 2023, just 9.1% of all 3rd-8th graders tested proficient in math. MEANING, taxpayers gave an additional $799M and 91% of Baltimore students are NOT math proficient."
STUNNING: Baltimore City Schools received 29 federal Covid grants totaling $799M to fight learning loss. Yet, in 2023, just 9.1% of all 3rd-8th graders tested proficient in math. MEANING, taxpayers gave an additional $799M and 91% of Baltimore students are NOT math proficient.— Chris Papst (@chrispapst) August 29, 2023
Maryland's spending on education stands at some of the highest in the country. In Baltimore City, the school district's budget is the fourth largest in the nation. Even extra Covid funds weren't enough to push the needle to drastically improve math test scores.
Earlier this year, Papst's team revealed that 23 schools in the crime-ridden metro area had zero students proficient in math. The investigative team has been investigating corruption in the metro area's school district for seven years. Corruption might not stop at Baltimore but could extend to the leadership of the Maryland State Department of Education (read: Maryland Superintendent's Deleted Texts and Hidden Email Surfaces Amid Intensifying Grade-Rigging Scandal).
Deleted text messages. Hidden email accounts. What is going on @MdPublicSchools ? How deep to the issues go? Some lawmakers are now calling for a special hearing in Annapolis to find out. All of this as the State Superintendent is fighting for his job. https://t.co/LmFJ0csOlR— Chris Papst (@chrispapst) August 29, 2023
Folks on X, formerly known as Twitter, are raising questions about the whereabouts of the funds:
Maybe they were using LeBron James as a consultant.— Horse Sense (@the_capper_) August 29, 2023
That doesn’t matter at all. What matters is that the local teachers unions have filled the campaign war chests of democrat politicians.— Sprocket the Cat (@NicholasZeger) August 29, 2023
So, we have to ask, where did the $799 million go, how many/who should be headed for prison, and how much of the money is recoverable?— Senator Bulworth (@senatorbulworth) August 29, 2023
I wonder where all the money went???— George Goff (@Navy3241) August 29, 2023
Are local and state officials misappropriating taxpayers' dollars?
Baltimore is a totally corrupt hell hole. What did you expect? 😆— migos.eth ⚡️ 5⃣8⃣0⃣.eth (@imbrue001) August 29, 2023
Why aren't more taxpayers outraged? It's your money.