Forty Percent of Baltimore’s Public Schools Do Not Have a Single Student Proficient in Math

I have previously written about the near total meltdown of our public education system in some major cities. Prominent in these discussions has been Baltimore, which continues to fail inner city children in teaching the most basic subjects. This week, that failure is on full display with a report that forty percent of Baltimore’s schools lack a single student who has achieved grade-level proficiency in math.  In various cities, the response of administrators has often been to lower the standards to continue to move kids out of the system without the skills needed to thrive in this economy.

In a prior column, I was particularly moved by the frustration of a mother in Baltimore who complained that her son was in the top half of his class despite failing all but three of his classes. Graduating students without proficiency in English or Math is the worst possible path for these students, schools and society.

The crisis continues with the new report that looked at 32 high schools administering the standardized test and found that 13 produced no students who proved proficient in math. Three-fourths of the Baltimore students taking the test were given the lowest possible score of one out of four.

At the five “elite” high schools, only 11.4 percent of students were math proficient.

We previously discussed the Baltimore public educational system as an example of where billions of dollars have been spent on a system with continuing failing scores and standards. Recent data adds another chilling statistic: 41 percent of students in the Baltimore system have a 1.0 (D) GPA or less.

Public schools and boards are making the case for school choice advocates with failing scores and rising controversies.

Baltimore City Public Schools responded to this shocking report with an effective shrug: “We acknowledge that some of our high school students continue to experience challenges in math following the pandemic, especially if they were struggling beforehand.” However, the system was failing these students long before the pandemic.

BCPS has a $1.7 billion dollar budget and was given an addition $799 million of federal Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds this school year. Despite the massive infusion of money, the administrators have demonstrably failed these students who are left with few options in the workplace beyond low-level jobs.

Baltimore is not alone. The entire state of Minnesota reported a zero percent math proficiency rate in 75 of its schools during the 2022-23 school year.

What is baffling is that voters do not blame their political leadership for this disaster. Whole generations are being lost due to the inability of these districts to reach mere proficiency on basic subjects. Yet, there seems few political consequences for political leaders. Many seem to just accept that this is the fate of inner city children as politicians focus on other issues.

Again, the response of the Baltimore school district is maddening: “The work is underway to improve outcomes for students. But treating student achievement as an ‘if-then’ proposition does a great disservice to our community.”

I am not sure what the “if-then proposition” may be, but the greatest disservice to the community is the failure to offer these inner city kids a basic education  to be able to succeed in the workplace. The “work has been underway” for decades with lost generations of kids lured into criminal activities by the lack of any real opportunity to advance in our society. As a father of four, I cannot imagine how desperate many of these parents must be in cities like Baltimore where schools offer little hope for the future.

We have been discussing these low scores for years with little progress. Baltimore and other cities simply demand more money while deflecting any responsibility for their poor records. The true cost is not borne by the teachers, the unions, or the administrators. It is borne by these families who see the same failures replicated in every generation, processing their children out of school without needed skills.

213 thoughts on “Forty Percent of Baltimore’s Public Schools Do Not Have a Single Student Proficient in Math”

  1. All this while “Joe Biden’s” Education Secretary says parents don’t know what’s best for their kids, presumably meaning we should defer to the public education system. Uh, yeah that’s not gonna happen.

  2. Why be so negative?

    Schools having at least one student proficient in math exceed the ones that don’t by nearly a 2:1 margin. Props to the families, teachers, school administrators, and everyone involved! They’ve certainly earned a photo op Stacey Abrams!!

  3. Teachers unions are criminal organizations that inflict property damage and bodily injury to obtain power and unjustified benefits.

    Teachers unions have nothing to bargain with other than violence.

    Without violence, replacement teachers would be hired, and strikes would not occur.

    Teachers unions that claim success in educating students are fraudulent and false.

    All public worker unions are unconstitutional and must be permanently abrogated in perpetuity.

    Americans are free to establish and engage in free enterprise or accept or reject employment.

    Americans are not free to perpetrate violence against any person or organization.

    Only the owners of private property hold dominion over that private property.

    Unions hold NO dominion over public or private property.

    1. “All public worker unions are unconstitutional and must be permanently abrogated in perpetuity.”

      Yes! I’ve been arguing this for years. The notion that one group of citizens, government employees, “needs” a labor union to negotiate with another group of citizens–essentially their neighbors in the case of public schools, since they are primarily funded by property taxes–has never made sense to me. Just who do public unions think is the abusive owner or “management” getting rich by exploiting their labor? Unlike private sector unions, the owners and management are us, “we, the people” who have every right to determine how much we can or want to pay for any given service.

      Even FDR saw the distinction between public and private sector workforces as making public sector unions a bad idea–impractical if not unconstitutional. In 1937 he wrote: “The process of collective bargaining, as usually understood, cannot be transplanted into the public service…. The very nature and purposes of Government make it impossible for…officials…to bind the employer…. The employer is the whole people, who speak by means of laws enacted by their representatives.”

      As FDR saw, the main problem with government unions is that citizens working for government are still citizens with the same voting rights as ever other citizen. In other words, as voters government employees are BOTH management and labor. Again, as I see it, the idea that one group of citizens has a ‘right’ to use their vote to dictate their wages and terms of employment through our mutually elected representatives just means that “some citizens are more equal than others.”

      1. Well duh!  America was established as a republic, which, by definition, exists of a restricted vote.

        Since inception in Greece, the vote in a democracy has been severely restricted.

        No person who obtains payment from any level of government may be allowed to vote, understanding they will vote simply and solely for the perpetuation of their payment and not for the betterment of the state or nation.

        No employee who obtains employment from any level of government may be allowed to vote, understanding they will vote simply and solely for the perpetuation of their employment and not for the betterment of the state or nation.

        No dependent of any level of government may be allowed to vote, understanding they will vote simply and solely for the perpetuation of the support of their dependence and not for the betterment of the state or nation.

        In 1788, voters must have been valid U.S. citizens (i.e. “free white person(s)” per extant immigration law), male, European, 21 years of age, and possessing 50 lbs. Sterling or 50 acres.

  4. Jonathan: Did you ever see the movie “The Train” starring Bur Lancaster? It’s set in Nazi occupied France where a German general, an art lover, is trying to transport luted art works, the heritage of France, back to Germany. Standing in the way is Lancaster’s character, a train engineer, who keeps sabotaging the train and the train tracks to prevent the train from leaving France. I love Lancaster–partly because he did almost all his stunts in his movies. In this movie you see him sliding down a metal ladder at the train station. Classic Lancaster!

    Why do I bring up this classic movie. This lazy afternoon I watched it again–probably for the sixth time. It made me think of DJT and the “legal” train roaring down the tracks toward him. In one of the train cars is Fani Willis. In another is Jack Smith and his team–followed by Letitia James and her team. They want to destroy DJT’s financial Potemkin village and put him in prison. In the last car of the train is E. Jean Carroll who wants more of DJT’s financial empire. Like in “The Train”, DJT is running ahead trying to sabotage the train tracks. But the train keeps coming. DJT trying to put a monkey wrench into the legal process– in the wheels of justice. He wants to find a rail switch and divert the train in a different direction. So far these tactics have not worked. The train keeps picking up speed toward him. So DJT thinks the only way to stop that legal train is to blow up the entire country–and the rail system with it. It’s a gamble but DJT is one desperate guy!

    Don’t you just love metaphors and the movies?

    1. “Luted art works,” you say!

      The DM bot has gone off program.

      Might some entity clarify its algorithm’s usage here?

      Lute (material)

      Lute (from Latin Lutum, meaning mud, clay etc.)[1] was a substance used to seal and affix apparatus employed in chemistry and alchemy, and to protect component vessels against heat damage by fire; it was also used to line furnaces. Lutation was thus the act of “cementing vessels with lute”.

      In pottery, luting is a technique for joining pieces of unfired leather-hard clay together, using a wet clay slip or slurry as adhesive. The complete object is then fired. Large objects are often built up in this way, for example the figures of the Terracotta Army in ancient China. The edges being joined might be scored or cross-hatched to promote adhesion, but clay and water are the only materials used.

      – Wiki



      noun (1)
      : a stringed instrument having a large pear-shaped body, a vaulted back, a fretted fingerboard, and a head with tuning pegs which is often angled backward from the neck


      luted; luting

      transitive verb
      : to seal or cover (something, such as a joint or surface) with lute


      noun (2)
      : a substance (such as cement or clay) for packing a joint or coating a porous surface to make it impervious to gas or liquid


      combining form variants or luteo- : corpus luteum, luteal

      1. OR you could have saved yourself and everyone else a bucketload of superfluous verbage and just pointed out that the correct spelling is “looted,” not “luted.”

        1. Dennis “Karl Marx the Menace” McIntyre wrote it.

          I simply provided evidence, which presumably can never be “superfluous VERBIAGE” in decision-making at any level.

    2. The problem with Trump is he decries “the double standard”, but deep down believes there should be one where he is allowed to commit crimes, use deceit to obtain the consent of the governed, and persecute his perceived enemies using DOJ. That approach merely hardens his opponents toward militancy. The country is sick of pointless, unproductive conflict theatrics, and ping-pong policies. Enough Trump.

      1. Lancaster and Trump occupy 98% of Dennis’ pea brain.

        I pitched a complete game today at Cardinals Fantasy Camp for the win that clinched a spot in the Championship Game in Busch Stadium tomorrow. Facing Rick Ankiel with the bases loaded and two outs reminded me that people like Dennis have no life.

  5. Baltimore has made great progress on equity. All the other schools only have a small percentage of students proficient or better. If Baltimore can fail to educate just a few more students, they will have perfect equity.

    When that happens, all progressives can hold their head high and savor the moment of idealogical victory.

  6. It would be informative to see if these failure rates are correlated to fatherlessness in the inner city. A culture that does not value intact families and the involvement of fathers is not bound to succeed.

    As for the talk of “desperate parents,” some no doubt are desperate – in fact the school choice movement in the U.S. was started by a poor Black mother in Milwaukee who was indeed desperate. But I’m curious to know if this is true of most parents, or if many of the parents don’t really care or take the time to help their kids. I’m not trying to be judgmental, rather, to suggest the cause may be shared between the educational system and the lack of parental involvement in the kids’ lives as a general matter.

    1. You accuse me of being judgmental when all I said was that I was curious for more information. To boot, your accusation is based on wild claims backed up by zero evidence, then you recommended as a solution an enormous increase in a state-mandated minimum wage, which would only cause even more unemployment and business failures, thus deepening the cycle of poverty. The state could not accurately price a chicken if it’s life depended on it.

      1. Do you think it’s my personal invention that fatherlessness and broken homes are less likely to produce high-achieving kids?

        And you just outed yourself as economically illiterate. Minimum wage increases can no more reduce unemployment and aid businesses than a nation can tax itself to prosperity. A first semester Econ student could tell you that businesses will buy less of something as the price of that thing rises (in this case labor). Companies act in their economic interests, and will automate as the price of labor rises. Small businesses on the margin will close their doors as they can no longer afford the labor necessary to turn a profit. This is elementary stuff that anyone can understand, except perhaps a Marxist.

        According to David Neumark and William Washer, who surveyed this literature thoroughly, most evidence suggests that a minimum wage leads to greater unemployment. And contrary to popular belief, most evidence suggests that the least-skilled workers are those most likely to be harmed the most.

        1. OldManFromKS,
          What economic ignorant do not seem to understand is when labor prices go up, the business has to pass that cost on to the end consumer.
          We are SEEING that happen with inflation. Remember the dollar menu? No such thing anymore.
          When adjusted for the new pay increases and inflation factored in, costs will rise and reflect those increases. A person might be making more money, but is still spending the same when adjusted. No business can just absorb those costs without going under.
          Let us see what happens to the media industry once the writer and actors guilds make a deal and end the strike.
          Same goes for the auto industry and their current strike.
          Give it a year and we will see where the costs get passed down to and who ultimately pays.

          1. Large corporations often welcome these increases, as well as other regulations that make running their business more expensive. Why? Because they can absorb the costs but their small, more dynamic and versatile competitors cannot.

            In this way, their competition is put out of business, innovation is stifled, and the industry becomes an oligarchy or a monopoly run by huge international corporations. The executives of the large corporation get Uber-wealthy as everyone else is made poorer.

    2. “Many of those fathers are in prisons because of a corrupt Justice system, corrupt cops, and judges.”

      What the heck are you talking about??? Just gonna make sh!t up?

  7. The education system in large urban areas is run for the benefit of the adults involved in it, the kids’ interests are secondary. This was illustrated in the award-winning documentary Waiting for Superman, which anyone interested in the topic should stream.

  8. The ‘Great Emancipator’ and the Issue of Race
    Abraham Lincoln’s Program of Black Resettlement

    Earlier Resettlement Plans

    The view that America’s apparently intractable racial problem should be solved by removing blacks from this country and resettling them elsewhere — “colonization” or “repatriation” — was not a new one. As early as 1714 a New Jersey man proposed sending blacks to Africa. In 1777 a Virginia legislature committee, headed by future President Thomas Jefferson (himself a major slave owner), proposed a plan of gradual emancipation and resettlement of the state’s slaves. In 1815, an enterprising free black from Massachusetts named Paul Cuffe transported, at his own expense, 38 free blacks to West Africa. His undertaking showed that at least some free blacks were eager to resettle in a country of their own, and suggested what might be possible with public and even government support.7

    In December 1816, a group of distinguished Americans met in Washington, DC, to establish an organization to promote the cause of black resettlement. The “American Colonization Society” soon won backing from some of the young nation’s most prominent citizens. Henry Clay, Francis Scott Key, John Randolph, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, Bushrod Washington, Charles Carroll, Millard Fillmore, John Marshall, Roger B. Taney, Andrew Jackson, Daniel Webster, Stephen A. Douglas, and Abraham Lincoln were members. Clay presided at the group’s first meeting.8

    Measures to resettle blacks in Africa were soon undertaken. Society member Charles Fenton Mercer played an important role in getting Congress to pass the Anti-Slave Trading Act of March 1819, which appropriated $100,000 to transport blacks to Africa. In enforcing the Act, Mercer suggested to President James Monroe that if blacks were simply returned to the coast of Africa and released, they would probably be re-enslaved, and possibly some returned to the United States. Accordingly, and in cooperation with the Society, Monroe sent agents to acquire territory on Africa’s West coast — a step that led to the founding of the country now known as Liberia. Its capital city was named Monrovia in honor of the American President.9

    With crucial Society backing, black settlers began arriving from the United States in 1822. While only free blacks were at first brought over, after 1827, slaves were freed expressly for the purpose of transporting them to Liberia. In 1847, black settlers declared Liberia an independent republic, with an American-style flag and constitution.10

    By 1832 the legislatures of more than a dozen states (at that time there were only 24), had given official approval to the Society, including at least three slave-holding states.11 Indiana’s legislature, for example, passed the following joint resolution on January 16, 1850:12

    Be it resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana: That our Senators and Representatives in Congress be, and they are hereby requested, in the name of the State of Indiana, to call for a change of national policy on the subject of the African Slave Trade, and that they require a settlement of the coast of Africa with colored men from the United States, and procure such changes in our relations with England as will permit us to transport colored men from this country to Africa, with whom to effect said settlement.

    In January 1858, Missouri Congressman Francis P. Blair, Jr., introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives to set up a committee

    to inquire into the expediency of providing for the acquisition of territory either in the Central or South American states, to be colonized with colored persons from the United States who are now free, or who may hereafter become free, and who may be willing to settle in such territory as a dependency of the United States, with ample guarantees of their personal and political rights.

    Blair, quoting Thomas Jefferson, stated that blacks could never be accepted as the equals of whites, and, consequently, urged support for a dual policy of emancipation and deportation, similar to Spain’s expulsion of the Moors. Blair went on to argue that the territory acquired for the purpose would also serve as a bulwark against any further encroachment by England in the Central and South American regions.13

    – Robert Morgan, Institute for Historian Review

  9. Once again proof that leftist democrats and teacher unions are the most extreme racists in modern America. These self-serving fake humanitarians are condemning generations of minority children to ruined lives without any skills to succeed in a career.

  10. “[F]orty percent of Baltimore’s schools lack a single student who has achieved grade-level proficiency in math.” (JT)

    A major cause of that failure is their bankrupt theory of teaching math. They use “Eureka Math,” which is Common Core — the essence of which is: Take a comparatively simple math operation, and turn it into a mind-numbingly complex process that takes five times as long, and that nobody understands.

  11. Jonathan: There is another illustration of how MAGA Republicans oppose a quality K-12 education. The MAGA crowd is leading the charge to remove or restrict access to school library books they deem “obscene” or “dangerous” to young minds.

    Who would think that one could be harmed by a book. George Orwell warned about that in his books. His “1984” is now banned in some school libraries around the country. Mark Twain would be rolling over in his grave to learn that “The
    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” has similarly been banned. But the MAGA crowd says it is only banning books simply to shield children from mature or risque topics. The real world is much different. Kids are living in a world where every imaginable and unimaginable topic is a few clicks away on their computers or smart phones. The MAGA crowd is about trying to CENSOR what kids can see or read. That’s thought control that Orwell warned against.

    So I renew my Q. If you are really interested in a quality education–not just the 3-Rs–why aren’t you standing up for teachers and students to teach and read what they want?

    1. “The MAGA crowd is about trying to CENSOR what kids can see or read. That’s thought control that Orwell warned against.”

      Dennis, It is funny, but you would probably place me smack at the top of the MAGA movement, and I don’t believe in banning any books, especially 1984. However, school libraries, in general, do not ban books. They do not place them on shelves as they don’t have room for every book printed.

      I think parents should have some say whether on the right or left. Those *banning books* have closed minds, like you.

      Mark Twain’s books are great, and some are banned as well. PC prevails in many people on both sides of the aisle, but when involving political issues, PC generally predominantly resides on the left.

      That you wish 5-12-year-olds had easy access to books pushing adult sex with children, BJ’s, and pictures to make sure they get the point across to those with poor reading skills tells us you should not be around children. That is the take-out point on all your discussions of “book banning”.

      1. I don’t believe 1984 and Huck Finn were “banned” by “the MAGA crowd.” I don’t know about the former, but I believe the latter was “banned” because of its use of the “N-word” and other allegedly racist views/expressions. For anyone who has read the book, this is absurd. I think To Kill a Mockingbird has also been attacked in schools for allegedly promoting “white saviourism.” Another absurdity.

        1. “Mark Twain’s classic, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, has been under scrutiny for the use of language since it was first published in 1884. It continues to be one of the most challenged books in the United States. In 1885, the Concord Public Library banned the book for its ‘coarse language.’ Critics deemed Twain’s use of slang as demeaning and damaging. One reviewer called it ‘the veriest trash more suited to the slums than to intelligent, respectable people.’ The Brooklyn Public Library banned the book in 1905 for the use of the word ‘sweat’ (instead of perspiration) and for saying, ‘Huck not only itched but scratched’.”

          Dennis likes to comment about things concerning which he knows nothing, and apparently thinks that the MAGA movement was around back in 1884.

          1. In more recent history, it has been removed from school libraries because it contained numerous uses of the “n” word. This was not done by right-wingers, but left-wingers.

      2. So Meyer. I wouldn’t put you in the same category as some others on this blog. You seem a thoughtful person who, at least, doesn’t believe in banning books.

        That said, I should mention we have a new and beautiful library near us. It even has a “culinary” department including a large kitchen where you can enroll in classes to learn to prepare the five “mother sauces” of classical cuisine. I signed up for a class. When the library first opened there was a large carousel in the children’s section labeled “LGBTQ+ books of Interest”. On my last visit the books were gone. I asked the librarian. She was reluctant but finally admitted that some parents had complained. That combined with the decision of the local school district to remove certain books with LGBTQ+ themes from school bookshelves caused the library district to make a change. The librarian was not happy with the decision but said: “I like my job”.

        The librarian told me the LGBTQ+ themed books are still in the library–in a back room, but have to be specifically requested with a parent’s written permission. That’s the problem. How many kids with interest in LGBTQ+ subjects are going to ask a parent for written permission? If a gay son is still in the closet would he want his parents to know? I don’t know about you but restricting access to books that children want to read is a form of censorship.

        Now I try to engage in civil discourse on this blog. That is difficult when you say I should “not be around children”, What do you mean by that? That I am a pedophile? Making those kinds of false allegations gets no points. It only makes you look look stupid because you have nothing else to offer in way of rebuttal!

        1. “I don’t know about you but restricting access to books that children want to read is a form of censorship.”

          I wanted to “read” playboy and hustler when i was 12. My parents didnt think that was such a good idea.

          By the way Dennis, did you decide to support gay marriage before or after Obama, Clinton, and Biden changed their stripes?

        2. “You seem a thoughtful person who, at least, doesn’t believe in banning books.”

          Let us expand books to all literature and speech because it is about banning ideas.

          Who is banning ideas? Southern Democrats frequently used the n-word, but MAGA had nothing to do with restricting Twain’s books containing that word, though the left is very much involved. Who bans and censors speech? The left. Some religious people want similar restrictions. They wish to restrict immorality and blasphemy, but they are not MAGA and existed long before MAGA was born. The left snow job on you is almost complete.

          Since when are children considered adults? As the child develops toward maturity, their restrictions lessen, for good reasons.

          You should stop worrying about restricting books teaching 8-year-olds how to have sex with an adult and leave that up to the parents, or do you believe the State owns the children?

          When dealing with speech, you are taking a libertarian view rather than a leftist perspective. Now, where is your outrage on censorship, especially political censorship?

        3. “That is difficult when you say I should “not be around children”, What do you mean by that? That I am a pedophile? ”

          I cannot answer that because I do not know you well enough to understand your behavior. But, your ideas about what children coming from other parents should be exposed to are dangerous.

          People who wish to expose the children of others to things contrary to parental belief need to be watched and not have free access. The public schools are state-run and mandatory. Therefore, a double duty exists for society to protect reasonable parental authority.

        4. ” I should mention we have a new and beautiful library near us.”

          Dennis, I support libraries and donate to them. Do you understand the difference between public and private? That is essential when dealing with public facilities because no one side should dominate the other.

          In a private library, who decides what books belong on the shelves? In a small public library, where space is lacking for all the great authors, who should make that decision?

          We can see what the public likes from places like Amazon, but should we not also consider what the people using the library want?

          “The librarian told me the LGBTQ+ themed books are still in the library–in a back room, but have to be specifically requested with a parent’s written permission.

          This statement returns to the question of who has reasonable parental rights over children.

          The State?
          The City Council?
          The Librarian?
          The Parent?

          That is the context of your discussion. Presently, you have the opportunity to make your argument for your preference.

    2. Mike Popeo said if he is elected president the first thing he’d do is get rid of the department of education.

      1. Many may not know – America was intended and legislated to be free, not directed or dictated to, but free to engage in the “pursuit of happiness.”

        The entire communistic American welfare state is unconstitutional including, but not limited to, admissions affirmative action, grade-inflation affirmative action, employment affirmative action, quotas, welfare, food stamps, minimum wage, rent control, social services, forced busing, public housing, utility subsidies, WIC, SNAP, TANF, HAMP, HARP, TARP, HHS, HUD, EPA, Agriculture, Commerce, Education, Labor, Energy, Obamacare, Social Security, Social Security Disability, Social Security Supplemental Income, Medicare, Medicaid, “Fair Housing” laws, “Non-Discrimination” laws, etc.

        Article 1, Section 8, provides Congress the power to tax ONLY for “…general (all, the whole) Welfare…,” omitting and, thereby, excluding any power to tax for individual Welfare, specific Welfare, particular Welfare, favor or charity. The same article enumerates and provides Congress the power to regulate ONLY money, the “flow” of commerce, and land and naval Forces. Additionally, the 5th Amendment right to private property was initially qualified by the Framers and is, therefore, absolute, allowing no further qualification, and allowing ONLY the owner the power to “claim and exercise” dominion over private property.

        Government exists, under the Constitution and Bill of Rights, to provide maximal freedom to individuals while government is severely limited and restricted to merely facilitating that maximal freedom of individuals through the provision of security and infrastructure only.

    3. Huckleberry Finn has been banned on and off for generations, since even before Hemingway called it the greatest book ever written. Only a total MORON would attempt to tie that controversy to MAGA. You are in desperate need of some other hobby, because you really suck at this.

    4. The problem is that the public schools in Baltimore and elsewhere don’t even teach the “3-Rs”. Pornography is not the path to literacy.

    5. I am not convinced that placing pornography and drag novels will raise the math scores as you seem to assume. In fact, the existence of pornography in schools could be part of the problem.

      I am a retired teacher in country schools with 3 degrees in education and never saw more than a couple of my students graduate without being able to read, write, and multiply. We did not have to teach country kids with farm animals about sex because they saw breeding every year. And nobody had to explain the difference between a cow and a bull.
      Plus, they had to do math every day to weigh feed, sells cattle and pigs by the pound, and go shopping.
      Porn would not help any of them despite your passion to feed it to kids.

    6. “why aren’t you standing up for teachers and students to teach and read what they want?”

      Say this crap out loud. It might save u from posting it and looking like an idiot.

      1. If that’s true, then it’s evidence of the limits of multiculturalism.

        But I wonder if it’s true; you did not provide any examples, but made a bald generalization.

      2. Ah yes! The Obama-Biden culture.

        Unconstitutionality, high-criminality and corruption rule the day.

        Start at the essence.

        Obama did not consider it an egregious, flagrant and predominant “failure” that, as the son of a foreign citizen, he never was and never will be a “natural born citizen” or eligible for the U.S. presidency – Obama violated strict and clear rules in order to acquire illicit, personal gain.

        From there, demented Biden’s graft and abject corruption counterintuitively hold dominion.

        As all communists believe, the end justifies the means.

  12. It’s as if education has no standards and their political ideology always comes first.
    What is the root cause of that?

  13. What cruel abuse to pretend to teach children that need education. On the eternal scale, the Living God will call those in authority to account. Today, voters should do the same.

  14. They will never openly say so, but the folks running the education establishment believe that black students are too stupid to be educated by any means to acceptable levels. So they give up on discipline and actual teaching and just fake achievement. They have abandoned this demographic.

    1. La Griffe du Lion demonstrated, years ago, that average IQ in inner-city Baltimore is 76. So, yeah, these students just might be too stupid.

  15. Perhaps the most disappointing part of RFK Jr’:s candidacy is his support for public teacher unions. He calls teachers “heroes” while proposing financial rewards for them. Despite his populist rhetoric, he is just a standard Democrat when it comes to policy.

    1. Ok I have to ask. This horrendous failure of children to learn, is it systemic or is it Demonstrably ethnicity based with Asians at the top followed by Whites while Blacks and Hispanics are fighting for the bottom ? I am a Black male over 40 😔 that is, in general, what I have seen everywhere in America. I see this problem in simpler terms. It is a lack of discipline, and damaged family structure. ,We have a subculture that ignores Alan Page but worships LaBron James. Genetics, made LaBron. Education made Alan Page a lawyer and judge on the Minnesota state supreme court.

      1. I dont think it is a either or kind of thing. More like a multitude of factors.
        A good friend of ours is black, grew up in the ghetto in Philadelphia. He was determined to get out.
        He stayed in school, got good grades, kept out of trouble. All his school mates said he was too uppity and needed to know his place. He was not ever getting out.’
        Immediately after high school graduation he enlisted in the Air Force, made a 20 year career out of it, retired, and went on in the corporate world making six figures.
        He brought up his son right in a two parent household. His son is doing very well in college.
        I do believe a strong, stable two parent household contributes to a well functioning society.
        In an ideal world that would be the case for every child, along with small class rooms, and a focused teaching environment/schools.
        Not sure if that answers your question or not, but just an example.

      2. “Thomas Sowell: Because the implicit assumption and that sometimes explicit assumption is that in a world where everything was fair, where everyone was treated fairly, you would have, things would be representative of the population, the demographics of the whole in all these various activities. Imagine if a black kid born in Harlem and he’s born with a body identical to that of Rudolph Nureyev, the great ballet dancer, the odds are 1,000 to 1 that he’ll become a ballet dancer, much less another Rudolph Nureyev. I mean, he would be looked at strangely by all his friends in the neighborhood if he even wanted to do that.”

        If you are unfamiliar with Thomas Sowell, he is brilliant and published ~40 books in economics and culture. He is black and brought up in Harlem. This particular interview is at
        along with many other excellent interviews.

        He deals in data, not fiction or dreams. Every one of his books addresses a highly discussed subject in detail, and almost all are meant to be read by regular people. He started as a Marxist, but when he looked at the data, he discovered Marxism was a dream that would never come true and would harm the people it was supposed to protect.

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