This story, if you haven’t heard it yet, should bring tears to your eyes:
It’s safe to say that the Baltimore schools get an F grade. The schools aren’t teaching the kids; they are intellectually abusing them.
Now here’s what makes this story all the more heartbreaking: Baltimore spends $21,000 per student. How could the teacher’s unions possibly spend that much money and accomplish almost nothing?
Most of you have heard our riff on public education in America: in most inner cities across the country, kids could be getting a much better education at half the cost in Catholic schools. Nowhere is that more true than in Baltimore.