If you’re like many conservatives, the headline above may have you thinking about leftists’ morbid passion for promoting abortion in America and around the world while accusing conservatives of not caring about children. But that’s not the children whose lives liberals may have destroyed in this story.
See, liberals have the idea that the best way to “help” people is to have government run things in spite of centuries of evidence showing that governments micromanaging people’s lives leads to ruin and suffering. A new analysis of the result of the school system in a Democrat-controlled city should put that notion to rest. Jack Phillips writes,
An analysis found that a significant number of Baltimore high school students earned below a “D” grade point average during the first three quarters of the 2020–2021 school year.
WBFF’s Project Baltimore’s analysis found that during that time period, 41 percent earned a 1.0-grade point average (GPA) or below. That means more than 8,400 students out of Baltimore City Schools’ 20,500 total population are getting grades below a “D” overall.
The analysis found that 21 percent of city high school students obtained a 3.0 or better GPA—or a “B” average.
The Epoch Times has reached out to the City of Baltimore and Baltimore City Schools for comment.
The school district appeared to blame the COVID-19 pandemic on the reason for the poor student performance.
The pandemic caused this terrible performance? How about Democrat’s response to the pandemic, locking down entire states and keeping children from even being able to have their social needs met? And let’s not pretend that children’s performance in Democrat-run school systems like Baltimore have any kind of track record of lifting these children out of poverty.
We can and should have a discussion about the best way to help these children, but one thing is clear: leftist policies have utterly failed them, and, sadly, many of these children are unlikely to recover from this Democrat-inflicted setback to be able to improve their lives.