Most parents probably wouldn’t be devastated to hear their children ranked middle in their class. Not Tiffany, a mom of a high school senior at Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts in Baltimore. Her son’s GPA was 0.13, and that was not a typo.
The Fox News affiliate in Baltimore reported that her son passed only three classes in four years and “was late or absent to school 359 days.” Yet the school kept promoting him to the next grade.
Tiffany’s son ranked 62 out of 120 in his class, meaning 58 of his classmates had a GPA of 0.13 or less. In 2019, two out of 434 students at his school tested proficient in math and so did two in English.
The rest of Baltimore City Public High Schools (BCPS) fared not much better — about 41 percent of high school students earned a GPA below 1.0 during the 2020-2021 school year. Only 21 percent of high