Millions of tax dollars are being spent on so-called “ghost students” across Maryland. It’s a revelation made by the state’s Inspector General for Education following a investigation by Project Baltimore. The audit found schools are keeping ghost students on the rolls to increase their funding. It found over 900 students in Baltimore City were deemed eligible for state funding over the last five years, but the students were either chronically absent or unenrolled. The Inspector General’s report recommends the state Department of Education do its own investigation on the matter.