Attendance At Baltimore City Schools Crashes To 13 Year Low Just As Juvenile Crime Spikes

Project Baltimore, an investigative reporting series conducted by a local Fox affiliate in Baltimore City, has sifted through over a decade of high school records and discovered that attendance at city high schools in 2017 suddenly dropped to a 13-year low of just 76%.  Just to state the obvious, the average high school in Maryland has around 1,200 students so that means that, on an average day, nearly 300 of them don't bother to show up.

Adding insult to injury, Baltimore City Police Spokesman T.J. Smith told Fox 45 that it's no coincidence that violent crime is spiking in the city just as more and more teenagers are opting to skip class.

From violent attacks on Halloween night, to a terrifying carjacking and a man pushed into the Inner Harbor. Baltimore City is under siege by criminals that, police say, are teenagers.

 

“Every single one of them involve juveniles, who are all walking the streets today because they are probably not in school, where they belong.”

Meanwhile, Project Baltimore found that 39% of Baltimore City high school students were technically considered "chronically absent," a threshold that should result in fines or even jail time for parents...that is, if school administrators actually fulfilled their reporting requirements.

As we kept digging, we discovered this: In Baltimore City, 39 percent of high school students are considered chronically absent, or truant, by missing more than 20 days. That’s 8,400 teenagers who regularly are not going to school.

 

“Hearing that number, that’s a lot of young people who could have something to do during those hours that might be on the street doing something they shouldn’t be doing,” said Smith.

 

If a child between 5 and 18-years-old doesn’t go to school, state truancy laws hold parents accountable with up to $500 in fines or jail time.

Of course, as we noted previously, another Fox 45 investigation found that truant kids are being routinely passed through Baltimore City schools even if they don't bother to show up for a single day of class during an entire school year (see: "It's Very Common": Baltimore Teacher Admits To Passing Students That Never Showed For A Single Day Of Class)

But this teacher says grade changing at Calverton goes much further than just taking a failing grade and making it a 60. Some students who pass, according to this educator, don’t even have grades because they’ve never showed up to class.

 

“There were students on my roster all year that I had never met, had never seen. On paper they passed my class and passed onto the next year.”

 

“I love my job and I love my students,” concluded the teacher. “I want to see the students at Calverton and other schools across the city, get a fresh start. And it’s going to be hard because the students are used to this now. But the students deserve better and our city deserve better.”

And, lest you think a 76% attendance rate is 'normal', surrounding counties were found to be over 90%.

Not surprisingly, when asked about the excessive absences, a local high school in Baltimore City responded with nothing more than a generic sentence, undoubtedly drafted by an expensive, taxpayer-funded attorney, regarding the importance of regular attendance.

With nearly 40 percent of all city high schoolers truant, Fox45 asked North Avenue if it’s enforcing state law by reporting parents to police. We didn’t get an answer. Instead, we got a statement:

 

“Strong attendance is essential for students’ success, and the district has a longstanding commitment to ensuring that barriers to attendance are removed.” – Baltimore City Public Schools

 

The statement lists steps the District has taken to get kids to school, which include fostering strong relationships, providing laundry services, on-site childcare and running a re-engagement center to recruit dropped outs.

Of course, despite their poor attendance records, we're almost certain that Baltimore City students will have unlimited access to $1,000 of dollars worth of student loans to attend whatever institution of higher indoctrination their hearts desire upon graduation in just a few short years...

Comments

Manthong ne-tiger Fri, 11/17/2017 - 11:45 Permalink

..out on the streets…. Selling the .gov and HSBC drugs… keeping the militarized cops in their overpriced tech cop cars productive…. … filling up the jails…. …shooting eacn other…  keeping the hospital ERs busy. What’s not to like about Godless urban life?   …and they do not even have to have a college degree……… ….. I don’t understand why my missus accuses me of being cynical all of the time when all I do is comment on how the economy works.  

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JimmyJones cheka Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:24 Permalink

This is all fake news, as we know any city that the Dems control is on extremely strong fiscally and the citizens of those cities are absolutely brilliant.  I can't believe for one instance that the kids would be any different.  The obvious answer to fix this is more welfare and more things to buy with the money provided by welfare programs that will increase the incentive for people to go out and work for what they own so they take pride in what they have accomplished and pass that down to their children.

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Jack McGriff JimmyJones Fri, 11/17/2017 - 14:18 Permalink

Who gives a fuck?  Fucking low IQ niggers will never learn the white man's knowledge because they simply can't.  Even trying to learn is acting white n sheeeiit.  Granted, there are probably 1-2% of blacks who aren't actually niggers but enough with this trillion dollar experiment trying to educate these violent pavement apes who want NOTHING of knowledge.     

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Nobody For President cheka Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:57 Permalink

You say 'parents' as if there are two of them.What percentage of the perrenial 'not going to school' students do you think have a mom and dad at home?.What percentage even know who fathered them?The so-called war on poverty destroyed the black families - from a 43% illiegitamacey rate to a 73% rate now.Everyone has a 'father' - a sperm donor. Most everyone *needs* a 'dad' - be it a grandfather, perennial boyfriend of the mother, uncle - someone.And that ain't happening in the big city ghettos. Wish I had a solution, or even a direction to a solution, but I don't. The vast majority of young black men getting shot are being killed by other young black men, not cops (and some of ethose cops are black, btw). THAT is what BLM should be addressing, but they won't, or can't.But all that, despite the overwhelming evidence, is 'rayciss' to mention.We rot from within. 

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Bastiat The_Juggernaut Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:38 Permalink

Wasn't Baltimore the city where the mayor said the cops should just stand back and let them act out their rage after that guy got his neck broke in a police van?  Maybe she should say:  OK, now, chill.  Somehow certain messages are hard to retract, eh?  Like the message that you are entitled to be lawless.  Isn't it also Baltimore that has been having the "Don't Kill Anybody" campaign?    Now they are trying to build up their police force--any takers?  What cop wants to police an area that hates cops?  This will continue from bad to worse.  I don't see how it stops.  I really pity the decent people trapped in this mess.

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Manthong gladih8r Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:06 Permalink

 
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Go look at the stats from Portugal….. They did that and the drug abuse problem has almost gone away.

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Radical Marijuana gladih8r Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:50 Permalink

“You want to know what this was really all about?” Nixon aid John Ehrlichman told journalist Dan Baum in 1994, according to an article published in Harper’s Magazine in 2016. “The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people. You understand what I’m saying? We knew we couldn’t make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin, and then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities. We could arrest their leaders, raid their homes, break up their meetings and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did.” There is nothing new class warfare. The Biggest Lies tend to work Best.

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Fiat Pirate ne-tiger Fri, 11/17/2017 - 11:53 Permalink

I missed 27 and 3 2 days in 7th and 8th grade in my nego infested schools in Pontiac, Michigan.  Best thing I did,  I only wish I missed more days.  I missed my first 8 years of school and had to play catch up when I transfered to a whit e scool district.  Ended up graduate school outcast whe they learned I was not a communist or fascist.

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Manthong Fiat Pirate Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:03 Permalink

 
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“outcast when  they learned I was not a communist or fascist.”  Awshit… You did not go along with the program…. Darn…. Maybe your kids will be counter revolutionaries…    ….like the Founders of the Nation who established the best order against a dictatorial Monarchy. 

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lincolnsteffens Manthong Fri, 11/17/2017 - 12:10 Permalink

Quite frankly at this point what difference does it make?If there was something relevant to their lives that students thought was exciting they would show up at school.In my local school district in rural New England the former "Blue Ribbon" school test scores were near the bottom for the county even though it is one of the most prosperous areas of the county. They haven't finished paying for a $32,000,000 new K-8 and now want to spend 10-20m more to upgrade the older high school. We continue to have a declining student population and were assured that the new school was necessary to deliver better education.The State and local administrators are well educated and disciplined idiots.

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StychoKiller lincolnsteffens Fri, 11/17/2017 - 18:31 Permalink

 Baltimore High School Math Proficiency ExamName:____________________Gang:________________________1. Duane has an AK47 with a 30 round clip. If he misses 6 out of 10 shots and shoots 13 times at each drive by shooting, how many drive by shootings can he attempt before he has to reload?2. If Jose has two ounces of cocaine and he sells an 8 ball to Jackson for $320 and 2 grams to Billy for $85 per gram, what is the street value of the balance of the cocaine if he doesn't cut it?3. Rufus is pimping for three girls. If the price is $65 for each trick, how many tricks will each girl have to turn so Rufus can pay for his $800 per day crack habit?4. Jarome wants to cut his 1/2 pound of Heroin to make 20% more profit.  How many ounces of cut will he need?5. Willie gets $200 for stealing a BMW, $50 for a Chevy and $100 for a 4x4.  If he has stolen 2 BMW's and 3 4x4's, how many Chevy's will he have to steal to make $800?6. Raoul is in prison for 6 years for murder. He got $10,000 for the hit.  If his common law wife is spending $100 per month, how much money will he have left when he gets out of prison and how many years will he get for killing her since she spent his money?7. If the average spray paint can covers 22 square feet and the average letter is 3 square feet, how many letters can a tagger spray with 3 cans of paint?8. Hector knocked up six girls in his gang. There are 27 girls in the gang.  What percentage of the girls in the gang has Hector knocked up?

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The Ram veritas semper… Fri, 11/17/2017 - 13:50 Permalink

Cycles come and go.  We cannot stop the long wave cycles of history/evolution.  America has had its day in the sun.  The good news is that some people in America will do very well.  As America balkinizes, some people we end up in fortunate places.  We were not the 'USA' a thousand years ago, and we will not bethe 'USA' in 200 years from now (if not far less).  I am ok with the decay in Baltimore (my birth city) because some where else the energy is going to trend toward vibrant and upbeat.  Maybe a small town in Asia or Central Asia.  People did not predict the 'USA' thousands of years ago, and they will not predict the next 'great place.'  We are passengers on a long damned train!

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bobsmith5 Bud Dry Fri, 11/17/2017 - 15:36 Permalink

I sure wish those people could transcend their mind control programming and ignorance and become the people they were intended to become. It is so sad to see them turn on each other within their own communities.

They demonstrate very clearly that socialism does not work. They are worse off today than when they were overtly enslaved to their masters. Today their slavery is more subtle like debt, drugs, and self loathing and doubt; a kind of slavery we all suffer to one degree of another.

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Syrin GunnyG Fri, 11/17/2017 - 11:38 Permalink

It's even worse.   The legal system is alomost condoning black crime.  In Chicago, black teens are charged with a misdemeanor for car jacking.   Baltimore routinely over looks white kids beat up by black thugs on busses, and lies to parents about what happened.  We will eventually have to fix these problems ourselves.  

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