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From Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight:

Murder Rates Don’t Tell Us Everything About Gun Violence

By JEFF ASHER

… Around 34 percent of nearly 3,000 shooting incidents in Baltimore since 2010 have ended in a fatality. Baltimore is on pace for a large jump in the number of murders this year, however, because the city is seeing 60 percent more shootings in 2015 than in 2014. While New Orleans appears to be experiencing a change in luck, Baltimore is experiencing a dramatic jump in gun violence.

Looking more closely at 2015 highlights the spike in gun violence in Baltimore that began in late April and its gradual slowing since the end of July. Despite this slowing, there were still more shooting incidents in September than there were in any month from 2010 to 2014.

 
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From the Baltimore Sun:

Baltimore second in per-pupil spending, Census Bureau says

May 21, 2013|By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun

The Baltimore school system ranked second among the nation’s 100 largest school districts in how much it spent per pupil in fiscal year 2011, according to data released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau.

The city’s $15,483 per-pupil expenditure was second to New York City’s $19,770. Rounding out the top five were Montgomery County, which spent $15,421; Milwaukee public schools at $14,244; and Prince George’s County public schools, which spent $13,775.

Baltimore City, New York, and Milwaukee test scores are broken out separately in the NAEP test’s Trial Urban District Assessment program. (The other two districts are suburban counties in the rich Washington DC area. Three of the top five most expensive districts in the country are in liberal Maryland.) I’ll look at 8th grade math for black students only:

National (public schools): 51% basic or above, 14% proficient or above, 2% advanced

Baltimore City: 44% basic or above, 10% proficient or above, 1% advanced

New York City: 51% basic or above, 13% proficient, 1% advanced

Milwaukee: 31% basic or above, 4% proficient, NA advanced

So, Baltimore gets more for its money than Milwaukee. (Of course, if you’ve been reading iSteve for long, you’ll know of the amazing dismalness of Milwaukee blacks.)

 
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