Vote against proposed budget cuts for the International Baccalaureate (IB) and the Ingenuity Project in Baltimore City schools.
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The IB and Ingenuity curriculums in Baltimore City schools such as Batimore City College and Baltimore Polytechnic Insitute have helped a large amount of students not only go to college but excel in college.
Many people, arguing in support of these advanced and rigorous academic programs, claim that these programs are necessary for their ability to retain kids who would otherwise go to county or private schools. But, these programs are also necessary because they provide an escape route out of a substandard educational experience for most Baltimore kids who can not afford private schools.
Baltimore’s youth need to be able to access quality education. This not only helps the youth, but it ensures that Baltimore City’s future becomes brighter; a quality education gives youth the tools to enact change in Baltimore.
Therefore, the board of commissioners must invest and strengthen the IB, Ingenuity, and other advanced academic programs in schools like City, Poly, and Roland Park so that these schools can develop a model that can spread to other Baltimore City schools. All Baltimore City students should have the chance to develop and cultivate their intelligence in order to use it to change the City for the better.
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