Bigotry At Ballou High School in D.C.

CAL THOMAS COMMENTARY DECEMBER 1, 2017

         BALLOU HIGH SCHOOL IN WASHINGTON, D.C. IS ONE OF THE CITY’S WORST. A NEW SCANDAL IS BREWING ABOUT BALLOU AND HERE’S WHY. LAST APRIL, ONLY 57 SENIORS WERE ON TRACK TO GRADUATE. THE REST HAD POOR GRADES AND LAX ATTENDANCE. BUT TWO MONTHS LATER, 164 RECEIVED DIPLOMAS. CITY OFFICIALS BRAGGED THAT ALL GRADUATES HAD APPLIED FOR COLLEGE AND BEEN ADMITTED. IT WAS A LIE. THE DIPLOMAS WERE HANDED OUT TO MAKE THE SCHOOL LOOK GOOD AND WERE OF NO VALUE TO MOST OF THE KIDS, WHO LEFT BALLOU WITHOUT SUFFICIENT EDUCATION OR SKILLS TO FIND A JOB.

         THE POLITICIANS, INCLUDING MAYOR MURIAL BOWSER, VOWED TO INVESTIGATE, BUT NOTHING WILL HAPPEN BECAUSE PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE A MONOPOLY AND THE POLITICIANS GET MONEY FOR THEIR CAMPAIGNS FROM THE TEACHERS UNIONS. THEY DON’T CARE AOUT THE STUDENTS, ONLY THEIR CAREERS.

         AN INVESTIGATION BY LOCAL RADIO STATION WAMU AND NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO DISCOVERED DOZENS OF TEACHERS LEFT BALLOU. THERE HAS BEEN ALLEGED GRADE FIXING AND CHARGES OF CORRUPTION.

         SCHOOL CHOICE IS THE ANSWER. MANY, ESPECIALLY POOR AND MINORITY PARENTS, WANT IT BUT THE POLITICIOANS WON’T GIVE THEM CHOICE. IT IS BIGOTRY OF THE WORST SORT AND IT’S THE KIDS WHO ARE SUFFERING. I’M CAL THOMAS IN WASHINGTON.