Pitbull May Open Baltimore Charter School
Pitbull (real name Armando Christian Pérez) may open a charter school in Baltimore. According to a report the 36-year-old rapper is in the process of submitting an application for opening SLAM Academy. The school could open by September 2018. Sports Leadership & Management (SLAM) schools exist nationwide, including in Miami and Atlanta with a 96 percent graduation rate.
Pitbull says he thinks Baltimore is one city that needs SLAM the most. Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, says some charter schools have proven to create success stories where the public school system has failed. He adds,
we’re happy to have the opportunity to take a look at them opening a charter school in Maryland.