Baltimore public schools spend more than $15,000 per student per year, but Democrats Bill Ferguson and Zeke Cohen say they can’t afford to heat the classrooms in January

NPR just published this article about how students at Baltimore’s public schools are freezing because the classrooms do not have any heat.

One student said she couldn’t feel her feet.

Another student said he was wearing four shirts, two hoodies, and a jacket.

The same article also says that Democratic State Senator Bill Ferguson and Democratic City Councilman Zeke Cohen both said that the city’s public schools did not have enough money.

But like all people who claim that public schools do not have enough money, neither one of them actually said how much they spent per student per year.

So I looked it up at wikipedia.

The Baltimore public schools have an annual budget of $1.32 billion, and a student population of 84,730.

That works out to $15,578 per student per year.

So, the Baltimore public schools actually have plenty of money.

It’s just that the government bureaucrats who run the schools, have chosen not to provide heat for the students.

I wonder what would happen if Baltimore shut down its public schools, and gave parents a $15,578 voucher for each student each year.

My guess is that the private schools that accepted those vouchers would be properly heated.

 

January 4, 2018. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Education, Media bias.

2 Comments

  1. HMichael Hawkins replied:

    Someone needs to investigate where all the money is going. I suspect it’s going to a HUGE Administrative Welfare Program at the top of the School Employment Project. These are people who do absolutely NOTHING to further education but take home very large paychecks. Obviously, very little of the money is going to maintain and improve the infrastructure of the students and school buildings. The fact that the level of education of the students in Baltimore City is so amazingly low seems to support the fact that the money isn’t going to the students.

  2. cfvwrgbbc replied:

    this is “free market”-the money flows where it belongs;not the chill is the real insult-the $16,000 per year is.if you allowed that $16,000/year*studentyou allowed ANYTHING,EVERYTHING.

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