Patently false. Worcester County receives over $17,606 per-pupil; there are other districts around the country receiving over $20,000 per-pupil. According to the Per-Pupil Revenues for Fiscal 2016, Baltimore City’s per-pupil revenues were $16,713. Compared with suburban districts like Montgomery County ($15,663) and Howard County ($15,931), that’s less than a 7 percent funding variance. However, the student need is far greater. Nearly 90 percent of Baltimore City students qualify for Free or Reduced Price Lunch (FRPL), compared to just 20-35 percent of students in Montgomery and Howard counties. Baltimore City has the highest percentage of special education students (17.1 percent); Howard County has the lowest (9.1 percent).