Maryland Accused Of Covering Up Public Schools’ Failures

Maryland’s educational leadership, including its embattled state superintendent who is fighting for his job, is under fire for concealing the utter failure of its woke education system. And the focus is in the urban nightmare that is Baltimore.

The city’s school system is bent on indoctrinating children rather than educating them, and its testing scores are shockingly abysmal.

Department of Education Superintendent Mohammed Choudhury faces intense scrutiny over not only his questionable leadership but attempts to hide low student achievement.

Project Baltimore is a local media-initiated initiative that in February began breaking down the city’s testing data for 2022. What it found was nothing less than disturbing.

At least 23 Baltimore city schools did not have a single student achieve proficiency in math on the state tests. And the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) quickly adopted a unique approach to addressing the issue.

Instead of doubling down on classroom learning, the state opted to change the way it reported test results. In this way Maryland limited the information available to parents and state taxpayers reflecting the performance of public schools.

When representatives from Project Baltimore approached Choudhury seeking answers to the educational crisis, he reportedly locked his doors and refused to address them.

His contract expires next year, but it must be renewed by September or he will be a lame duck.

When state officials decided to change the data system, Gov. Wes Moore’s (D) office and many lawmakers were not informed. Now there are indications of a further coverup in the education administration.

In April, Project Baltimore submitted a public records request seeking text messages and emails to and from Choudhury between January and March. This was the period when the state went to a much more secretive approach concerning student test scores.

That request revealed troubling details. Not only did journalists find that Choudhury had a second email account, he used a “burner” account. Investigators also discovered that 98 texts were deleted from his taxpayer-provided phone.

Choudhury apparently set his texts to be deleted after 30 days, which is illegal for a public official using an official device. Twelve of the texts were less than 30 days old and erased after the public records request was submitted.

The governor’s office only said it is “monitoring the situation.”