Children Of The Baltimore City Public School System Essay

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Everyday children wake up, go to school, and prepare to learn. Parents, place their trust in the Baltimore City Public School System (BCPSS) in the hopes it will prepare their children for success in the future. For many of these children, school serves as the only safe place in the troubled world around them. A space to escape the violence and crime they witness daily. While we hope these children are instilled with an education that provides for a better life than the one they know now. The reality these children face is one that offers little opportunity for success. This is because a large majority of youth in Baltimore either drop out or get by on the social push; and for those lucky enough to graduate on merit, many will lack the support and resources necessary to attend college.
It is hard to believe that in this day and age, where as a society we are so advanced, and there are so many alternative options out there, kids still drop out of school. Yet, in 2014 there were over 1,600 drops outs reported by BCPSS (MSDE). That means some 6.3% of all the kids enrolled left school and did not return. This is an increase of over 400 children from the previous year. There is no way to romance this sad fact. Our children are falling through the cracks of a broken system with no one to catch them. There are varied reasons children leave school. For some, it is a necessity to become a provider for their families. While others struggle to keep pace with their peers.…

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