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Not One Student at 23 Baltimore Schools Can Do Math at Grade Level

Not One Student at 23 Baltimore Schools Can Do Math at Grade Level

Students in 23 Baltimore schools are facing a major challenge when it comes to math. According to a recent report, not one student in these schools is performing at grade level in math. This alarming statistic is a sign of the larger issue of educational inequality in the United States.

The report, which was released by the education advocacy group Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development (BUILD), found that students in 23 Baltimore schools had an average math proficiency rate of only 12 percent. This is significantly lower than the national average of 40 percent.

The report also found that the majority of students in these schools come from low-income backgrounds. This is likely a major factor in the low math proficiency rates, as students from lower-income families often have fewer resources and less access to quality education.

The report also highlighted the disparities between Baltimore schools. While some schools had high math proficiency rates, others had rates that were less than 10 percent. This shows the stark differences in educational opportunities between different schools in the same city.

The report also noted that the state of Maryland has made some progress in addressing the issue of educational inequality. For example, the state has implemented a new funding formula that is designed to provide additional resources to schools with higher concentrations of low-income students.

However, the report also highlighted the need for further action. The report recommended that the state provide additional resources to schools with low math proficiency rates, such as additional funding for teacher training and resources. It also recommended that the state invest in programs to help students from low-income backgrounds succeed in math.

The report’s findings are a stark reminder of the educational disparities in the United States. While some students have access to quality education, others are left behind. It is imperative that the state of Maryland take action to ensure that all students have access to quality education and that no student is left behind.

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