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Posted on 05/30/2017 6:56:12 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
BALTIMORE (WBFF) -- A Project Baltimore investigation has found five Baltimore City high schools and one middle school do not have a single student proficient in the state tested subjects of math and English.
We sat down with a teen who attends one of those schools and has overcome incredible challenges to find success.
Navon Warren grew up in West Baltimore. He was three months old when his father was shot to death. Before his 18th birthday, he would lose two uncles and a classmate, all gunned down on the streets of Baltimore.
Ive lost a lot of people, so Im used to it. It hurts, Warren said. I just chose not to show it. I just keep it in. You just have to live on and keep going on every day. You have to do it somehow.
Despite his tremendous loss, Warren is set to graduate this year from Frederick Douglass High School. Its a school where only half the students graduate and just a few dozen will go to college. Last year, not one student scored proficient in any state testing.
Thats absurd to me. Thats absurd to me, says Warrens mother Janel Nelson. Thats your teachers report card, ultimately.
Project Baltimore found Frederick Douglass is not alone. Four other city high schools and one middle school also have zero students proficient.
The schools are:
High school students are tested by the state in math and English. Their scores place them in one of five categories a four or five is considered proficient and one through three are not. At Frederick Douglass, 185 students took the state math test last year and 89 percent fell into the lowest level. Just one student approached expectations and scored a three.
Despite the challenges at his school, Warren found a path to higher education. Hes the reigning Baltimore City 50 and 100 freestyle champion who competed at the junior Olympics, finishing in fourth place. In the fall, he will leave the streets of Baltimore and head to Bethany College in West Virginia, where he will swim.
Its exciting for him to get out of the city and exciting for him to start a new chapter in his life, says Nelson.
Warren told FOX45, he believes zero students are proficient at Frederick Douglass, because the state tests are more advanced than what the students are learning in class.
Editors Note: We spoke with the executive director of teaching and learning for Baltimore City Schools about this data. She told us some of those students might be considered proficient, even though they did not score a four or five on the state tests. Baltimore City Schools later told us that was an error in statement.
Obvious racism of course.
Maryland “Freak State” PING!
they’re too busy keepin’ it reeeeeeeeeeeeeL
I will guess that what the state of MD considers to be “proficient” is not exactly advanced, either. This is horrendous. I wonder how many of these students are beyond a 7th grade proficiency at better schools?
Racists wanted them to fail.
Common Core is working!
One question on the test was who Maya Angelou is. They said he was Mayor in DC who smoked crack.
“Warren told FOX45, he believes zero students are proficient at Frederick Douglass, because the state tests are more advanced than what the students are learning in class.”
Yeah. That’s what it is. It couldn’t possibly be a culture that does not value education, only new Nike’s and grape dranks.
I wonder how many of them are near Martin Luther King Blvd. ?
I wonder how many of them are closer to Rich upper crust libs who send their kids Further to a private school?
I wonder how many of those libs are against school choice....
Democrat Cities are just the RAGE
When slavery was legal, DemocRats made laws against educating slaves. Now they keep them ignorant by trapping them in the worst inner city schools in the nation while opposing school choice. DemocRats accept millions from teachers’ unions whose job it is to keep crappy teachers on the job.
Both men would be utterly disgusted by Blacks today, and by the Democrat party that gleefully keeps Blacks in chains.
Booker T. Washington would be furious about this.
He made it in a day when racism was very much a thriving concept in the United States. He and George Washington Carver accomplished a lot in their day.
These were two very impressive men.
The idea that today kids can’t excel, it’s just infuriating to me and I’m White. Those kids in Baltimore deserve far better than this.
This is outrageous. And what’s more, the Left had complete control. Of that there is very little doubt.
They probably shouldn’t give tests in cursive...it’s so racist.
” Its a school where only half the students graduate and just a few dozen will go to college. Last year, not one student scored proficient in any state testing.”
So what colleges take these kids?????????????
Is this another very poorly written article or is he actually graduating and going to college despite not being proficient in math or English last year?
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I bet they knew how to sing that Barack Hussein Obama, MM-MM-MM song.