The concept of universities as anchor institutions is a good one. This academic base has always been what makes Baltimore great. The problem is that the structure of this development revolves around a corporate campus and the design is one that creates profit not civic well-being. So, Hopkins is there as the driver of this corporate takeover of everything having a public function, but so too were U of Maryland, U of Baltimore, and Coppin.....all public universities who are being forced into this corporatization. Their representatives were there to report on the progress of these public institutions in meeting Wall Street's goals (we are at the Federal Reserve after all). So, all things corporate about these public universities was on display....biotech parks and students as free labor. The leaders of U of M and U of B are all new replacements made by O'Malley that changed from academic leaders to leaders with MBA's. You need business leaders at universities scheduled to compete for students on a global stage after all. Indeed, the U of M representative made clear that competing for students and global markets were the goals. Now, U of M Baltimore is a Medical Campus and this is how it relates to my talk on health care. When I told this U of M person that people don't want corporatized public universities and there was no need to compete for students because there was a state full of citizens wanting to attend Maryland public universities, it was clear she was silenced. After all, she was speaking at a Federal Reserve meeting and one doesn't want the public knowing the real direction these public universities are taking. She left right after her speech
One statistic I wanted to share has to do with students as they fill former state and city employment slots. We all know that medical doctors have always had a horrendous internship requirement before finishing their program. Working for free and for 24 hours a day is a corporate dream. Forget US labor laws! Well, U of M was glad to report that it was scheduled to place 600 student social workers giving 400,000 hours to public service as part of their degree program. That averages to 20 hours a week in free public service as part of the program. These students are paying a good amount for these 4 year degrees and now will be working the equivalent of a part-time job as a degree requirement. Now I went through medical/education internships as part of practical experience and in all cases this involved a few hours a week. What we are seeing is extensions of free labor replacing not only the R and D of corporate development, but free labor replacing public employees. So, this health care reform will have the poor and elderly tended to large part by medical and social work students........a lose, lose for the patient and student. A win-win for corporate profit. These students will be dealing with the most difficult of conditions with the least of training.
As I relate this attempt to send US back in time to the days of Medieval and Renaissance City States led by the families of the leading merchants, I will remind that people labored as indentured servants for years and decades all under the guise of repaying a debt, and often, just as with pay day lenders today, the people were kept indebted by simply trying to attain the needs for survival.......SOUND FAMILIAR? YOU BETCHA!
DO WE REALLY WANT OUR CHILDREN PAYING TENS OF THOUSANDS FOR A DEGREE WHILE WORKING PART TIME FOR FREE? SO MUCH FOR WORK STUDY PROGRAMS.
All of this is ridiculous folks and these 1% know it. We can reverse this simply by
VOTING YOUR INCUMBENT OUT OF OFFICE!!!!!
Let's be clear. The goal of these innovation centers at public universities is to create businesses that will merge into already mega-corps and the push will be towards global markets. So, any hiring will be out of state and primarily out of country. The only businesses that showed any chance of success from these adventures immediately moved out of Maryland. Meanwhile, we are having students working for free and graduating with skills that will leave them few options in Maryland other than low wage. Below you see that the BioParks at both Hopkins and U of M are together only expected to create 11,000 jobs and most of the best jobs will be filled by people out of the area. So, we are expending a tremendous amount of taxpayer and student tuition funding to create businesses and educate people for work that will not be in Maryland.
IT IS TRULY RIDICULOUS PEOPLE!!!
WHAT YOU WILL SEE ARE PEOPLE FLOODING INTO THESE LOW WAGE HEALTH CAREERS TIED WITH THE LOW END MARKET OF MEDICARE AND MEDICAID.
- conducting "translational research" - research that quickly turns groundbreaking science into business ventures that solve problems, strengthen the state's economy, and provide jobs for its residents.
"Our goal at IBBR will be to develop a more integrated, cross-disciplinary approach to research that leads to scientific discovery, technology transfer and economic development across the state and in the county," said Nuss.
"We are very excited about the IBBR's ability to bring many disciplines together to tackle some of these extremely challenging problems in bioscience and biotechnology. Just as important will be the institute's mission to conduct 'translational research' - research that quickly turns science conducted in the laboratory into business ventures that solve problems, strengthen the state's economy, and provide jobs for its residents," said Farvardin.
The Direct Employment Impact Of The Proposed East Baltimore Biotech Park And
The UMB Research Park
[PDF] The Potential Workforce Development Implications of the ...Adobe PDFof the East Baltimore Biotech Park and the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Research Park. The EBMC commissioned this report for three reasons: 1.www.ubalt.edu/jfi/jfi/reports/ebmcworkforce.pdf
The development of the East Baltimore Biotech Park and the UMB Research Park
represents a significant opportunity to not only reverse the declines that have occurred in economic activity and employment within Baltimore City but actually assist in transforming theCity into a major high technology center. This report is not a feasibility study for the two proposed developments. It does not evaluate or test the projections made in the various feasibility studies conducted for the East Baltimore Biotech Park or information provided on the
UMB Research Park. This study simply uses the employment estimates from the available feasibility studies for the East Baltimore Biotech Park1 and derives its own estimates for the
UMB Research Park in a manner consistent with the East Baltimore Biotech Park study.
The first step in this analysis is the development of an estimate for the size and industry composition of the projected employment for the two developments. The final estimate available for the employment impact of the East Baltimore Biotech Park was for a total of 8,000 jobs to be
created once the project is fully developed and leased. The total employment in the UMB Research Park is estimated at 3,0002, for a total of 11,000 jobs to be created directly in the two developments.
We know that these people see quality health care in America as accessed by at best 20% of US citizens as they will be the ones able to afford good insurance. The rest will fall into these Medicare/Medicaid categories. So all of the innovations that may come from these BioParks......where are they going? That's right ......medical tourists or overseas to wealthy international patients. THIS IS FOR WHAT ALL THIS INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT WITH TAXPAYER MONEY AND FREE STUDENT LABOR IS GEARED!
JUST VOTE YOUR INCUMBENT OUT OF OFFICE AND WE WILL REVERSE THIS NAKED CAPITALISM!!!!
The domestic jobs created by health care expansion will be predominately low wage unless you want to go overseas to expand Hopkins' or the U of M globally. So, here we have a literal track starting now at the 6th grade, and believe me when I say their intent with all of these assessments for children is to track children at pre-school, vocational training all paid by public funds and private companies are acting as charters gobbling these funds. If one were to follow who owns the charter below that started in 2006 just to serve this purpose, one would see these businesses are all owned and operated by the same group of people. Are these underserved children being given a gift if the primary wage earning for the field is low? The charter has been in existence since 2006 and shows little success in student achievement so why do we not have it reverted to public school status?
THIS SYSTEM ALONZO AND O'MALLEY ARE TRYING TO INSTALL DOES NOT BENEFIT THE PEOPLE, IT IS SIMPLY LOOKING AT A MARKET AND TRYING TO MAXIMIZE THE MOVEMENT OF PUBLIC MONEY/HUMAN CAPITAL TOWARDS PRIVATE PROFIT.
Welcome to MATHS!
The Maryland Academy of Technology & Health Sciences (MATHS) is a public charter school educating students in grades 6-12. MATHS is proud to have been one of the very first charter schools approved by Baltimore City Public Schools. Opening in 2006, the original plan was to be a high school to serving students in grades 8-12. In 2009, MATHS expanded its mission and became a full middle and high school.
Specialized Curriculum Areas
The school’s overarching goal is to prepare each of its students to be ready to attend college and pursue the career of their choice. MATHS is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) focused school meaning that the school has chosen to offer special curriculum tracks for students interested in these career areas. Recognizing that certain sectors of the 21st century economy are growing and will continue to expand, it is a great time to be focusing on STEM learning. At MATHS, we have chosen to focus on the biotechnology, health sciences and engineering fields. We also offer Advanced Placement (AP) courses in a number of subject areas.
An Excellent Choice
In the 2010-2011 school year the original 8th grade class of 2006 became MATHS first graduating senior class. The school is extremely pleased to note that 85% of the students graduating were accepted for admission to a college or university.
I ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO LOOK AT THE SCHOOL'S TEST STATS TO SEE IF THAT STATEMENT IS CORRECT. THIS IS WHAT I MEAN WHEN I SAY THE DATA GIVEN US BY OUR INCUMBENTS NEVER MATCH REALITY. 85% OF WHAT NUMBER? IF STUDENTS ARE GRADUATING WITH THE TEST RESULTS GIVEN, THEN THESE CHILDREN ARE YET AGAIN NOT BEING SERVED.
MATHS serves approximately 480 students from Baltimore City and is located in the Park Heights neighborhood of northwest Baltimore. It is operated by the Eudaimonia Foundation, a local nonprofit organization that was formed establish MATHS and provide managerial oversight.
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MATHS prides itself the high level of dedication its teachers, administrators and staff devotes to helping each student strive to reach their potential. That is just one of the many reasons why we believe our school is an excellent place to get a middle & high school education in Baltimore City. We invite you to review our website and contact us directly to learn more about our school.
Eudaimonia Foundation Corp
Employer Identification Number (EIN)841672980
Name of OrganizationEudaimonia Foundation Corp Address11508 Manorstone Ln, Columbia, MD 21044-5413
Ruling Date01/2007 DeductibilityContributions are deductible FoundationOrganization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public
Organization StatusUnconditional Exemption
Tax Period06/2011 Assets$500,000 to $999,999
Income$1,000,000 to $4,999,999
Filing Requirement990 (all other) or 990EZ return Asset Amount$794,378
Amount of Income$1,099,074 Form 990 Revenue Amount$1,099,074 National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE)Educational Institutions and Related Activities: Single Organization Support
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