MAO'S #RESIST trained 99% of Chinese that duty to global corporations and rich was more important then duty to family and community.
OUR ASIAN 99% HAVE BEEN 'EDUCATED' TO EXTREME NATIONALISM AT THE SAME TIME 'THE STATE' NOT BEING DEMOCRATIC OR FREE IS CONTROLLED BY GLOBAL ASIAN RICH AND THEIR GLOBAL CORPORATIONS.
This is what far-right wing authoritarian corporate FASCISM looks like----our 99% children black, white, and brown taught to hold that FIST UP trained to think that symbol is EMPOWERING to the 99% of people when in fact it is enslaving.
So, we saw yesterday children caught in global corporate neo-liberal education having to work 18 hours a day as students----as their parents worked 18 hours a day to attain a DISPOSABLE INCOME which they spend largely paying for after-school corporate education for that child.
AS OUR 99% ASIAN CHILDREN SAY-----SURE, WE MAKE GOOD GRADES BUT AT WHAT PRICE ---NO FAMILY LIFE, NO TIME TO BE CHILDREN---WITH A GREAT PERCENTAGE NEVER MAKING THE CUT TO REAL STRONG WAGES.
What we are hearing here in Baltimore MD USA is the same as was heard from our Asian 99% both students and parents------
WOMEN EVEN WHEN WORKING CARE ABOUT THEIR FAMILIES.
How does one work for 16-18 hours per day?
Answered Feb 23
It should be why does one work 16 to 18 hours a day. A human body is designed to do one kind of work only 6 hours a day with highest productivity and typically stretch upto 4 more hours not beyond. Sometimes and illusion is created by the brain to make things work up to 14 hours with high productivity. Rest all if you are working continuously you are just working for the sake of time not being productive.
More Answers Below
- Is it worth working for 18 hours a day?
- How do I work for 16 hours a day?
- How do I work 14 hours every day happily?
- How badly will I regret working 16 hour a day and not having a life?
- How can I make myself work more than 16 hours a day?
Jenn Marie, I've had a lot of jobs... wasn't quite right... now I freelance as a career =)
Before I was a freelancer, I occasionally worked 16-18 hours a day, at multiple jobs, often doing jobs I did not love. Here is how I did it.
- Break the day into three working parts
- Take frequent food breaks
- Sleep 5-6 hours
- Don't make a habit of it
Aaron Gabriel, works at Takeda Pharmaceuticals
Answered Feb 9 · You will need to develop the ability to ignore any signal that tries to persuade you to stop doing something you are currently doing.
Have you completed all the things you set out to achieve in the day, and are feeling satisfied and productive? Continue working.
Is something in your environment annoying you, distracting you, interrupting you? Continue working.
Are you bored of the task you are working on, and filled with feelings of dread and meaninglessness? Continue working.
Is your work thankless and draining? Continue working.
Are you hungry and would like to stop working and eat lunch? Continue working.
Are you tired and would like to sleep and try again tomorrow? Continue working.
Is your spouse demanding attention and time from you? Continue working.
Are your children growing up without you? Continue working.
Is your divorce going through the court system? Continue working.
Did you bruise your knuckles slamming your fist through your newly painted drywall, for no apparent reason? Continue working.
Did you successfully deliver what you set out to do, and get rewarded for it? Continue working.
Is your tooth throbbing in pain from a deep, infected cavity? Continue working.
Did you break an ankle slipping on a patch of ice on your way to work? Continue working.
Is your mother dying of cancer? Continue working.
Do you feel empty inside? Continue working.
Somewhere on this list you may find something that makes you say: I would stop working.
Isabelle Hicks, Financial Manager
Answered Feb 27No idea honestly. I do know people who manage to pull that off a couple of times during the week and I had a chat with them about it. Their secret seems to be passion and they are all self-employed. I am yet to meet a person that will sacrifice 16 hours of their day for a company they work for.
These people that I know are traders and spend a lot of time on the stock market. When the day gets busy they spend a lot of time in front of their computer and there are no lunch breaks. Food is either ordered or prepared by someone and they eat in front of the monitor. It’s charts and numbers all day long but if they end the day with a big profit you will never hear them complain that they are tired or in need of a rest.
I guess that the only thing that can push you to work 16–18 hours a day is passion for your work or huge monetary gains. Simple as that.
Here we see global banking 1% OLD WORLD KINGS AND QUEENS MOVING FORWARD ONE WORLD for only the global 1%-------bringing societal FADS to US the same as hit Asia several decades ago in GREAT LEAP FORWARD. No longer are we discussing 8 hour workdays or 40 hour work weeks---we are discussing how to survive 80-100 hours a week. No matter how much a global banking 5% freemason/Greek FAKE LABOR LEADER pretends to be fighting for 20th century US labor rights----if that labor group is NOT fighting MOVING FORWARD and designations of US FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES----not educating against ONE WORLD ONE GOVERNANCE-----they are promoting labor conditions for our US 99% as exist in FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES overseas.
Again, these labor issues hit not only our 99% of US and new immigrant MEN-----they hit our US 99% of WE THE WOMEN far worse. We are dealing with MEN gone all day long ----dealing with being workers ourselves gone all day long----trying to attend to children and home. Children cannot be REARED to freedom, liberty, justice, pursuit of happiness ------anything having to do with CITIZENSHIP OR DEMOCRACY if they are pushed into a system making them COGS.
So, after several decades of MAO GREAT LEAP FORWARD building raging global LAISSEZ FAIRE extreme wealth extreme poverty taking away from 99% of Chinese citizens the ability of SELF-DETERMINATION-----we saw yesterday in posts tied to NEO-LIBERAL CORPORATE EDUCATION where parents were no longer looking at what was BEST FOR THE CHILD----they were only focused on how to get that child through a corrupt and crony education system.
THAT is the goal in US of RACE TO TOP COMMONER CORE---all global banking 1% pols no matter men or women---no matter black, white, or brown working for THEMSELVES will continue to MOVE FORWARD these societal changes in US taking America to colonial status.
How to Survive Working 100+ Hours a Week
- Published on September 28, 2014
For as long as I can remember, I have worked at least 80-90 hours a week and many times I have pushed past the 100 mark and even to the 120 hours a week many times during huge projects. When I was writing books and developing games at the same time many people would ask me how I maintain this and not fall over dead? I am asked this so much, and recently 3 people just this week, I thought I would write a linkedin post, so I don't have to keep writing in emails how I do it :)
First, let's do the math -- to work 100 hours a week, requires working 7 days a week about 14-15 hours a day. To many people this may seem insane, non-realistic, or not maintainable, but I can tell you that it is doable if you manage time and don't WASTE time.
For example, I am currently working about 16 hours a day, it's 2:45 AM in the morning, and I am just getting started with what I am working on, I expect to go another few hours and then stop.
So, what about sleep? This unfortunately is a brick wall, if you have physiological limits where your body gets tired and you can't keep your eyes open, then working 100 hours a week is simply not going to be possible (almost, we will get back to that). I however, never get tired, I can work and work as long as I like, this is clearly not normal. For example, I have stayed awake for a record of 10 days at which point I did almost collapse. But, we don't need to go to such extremes to maintain the 100 hour work week.Point is, some people are going to be able to stay awake and not get tired better than others, your mileage may vary.
Let's get back to the 14-15 hours a day, so first let's say we cut sleep down to 6 hours, and call it 14 hours of work a day, that's 20 hours, now we have 4 hours of "free" time!! We can use this to sleep, or work more. But, this 4 hours is basically where you have to "live your life" -- you have to eat, exercise, and socialize in 4 hours, but this is a LOT of time if you don't WASTE it! That means NO TV, NO Facebook, NO hanging out, NO watching cat videos on youtube! All no no's for the 100+ hour work week.
If you are a very social person and like to go out and party, you aren't going to be able to do this (but, you can still have fun, we will return to this also). Basically, it's all about NOT wasting time -- eating can't be a 4 hour odyssey each meal. For example, I make a protein drink in the morning, that's breakfast and lunch, done. 10 mins, that's it. For dinner, I might cook something or make something. Always organic, ALWAYS healthy, I never eat fast food -- EVER! In other words, I find a way to eat healthy very quickly. This is key.
So, for example, if you are married, have a significant other, maybe you can take 45-60 mins for "dinner", hang out, whatever, watch TV while eating (we watch an episode of something sci-fi usually). Then you're other time goes to shower, errands, whatever. Bottom line, you must plan each moment out and NOT waste time.
Now, back to fun? Well, say your friends want to go to the movies or dinner, or dancing on Saturday? How do you do that? Well, you need to work MORE!!! Yup, say the week you are going out, maybe you push out 16 hours a day for 3-4 days, then you "bank" the time, so you have an extra 4-6 hours on the weekend to go do something.
Now, what about health? This must take a toll on your body? YES! Working this hard can put you in the hospital. Therefore, like any machine, if you run your body at this level of performance, then you need to make it your temple. That means working out 3-4 times a week (just 30 mins of weights or cardio will do the trick, if you are at the gym longer than 1 hour, your are TALKING too much!).
Next, your diet... You MUST eat healthy, NO fast food, NO crap. This is a whole other conversation I am asked about as well a LOT, but bottom line if you can eat 100% organic -- do it! Otherwise, eat healthy as possible, read books on the subject, and get off the fast food. You want raw, organic, veggies, fruits, some source of protein (preferably NOT animal protein), but if you must make sure its antibiotic and hormone free.
Next, WHY work so hard? Well, that's a personal and only you can answer that, but if you work 200-250% more than the "average" person, then simply put, you are going to get a LOT more done, more money, more opportunity, more everything. The down side is you are always WORKING -- but, this is different from being a "work-a-holic" -- I do NOT like working! Just like anyone. But, I like learning, building things, reading, etc. I have turned my passion into my work, so its tolerable. This is key to this -- just working 100 hours to get paid more money is NOT worth it, working like this is only worth it if it helps you reach a goal for yourself.
Finally, what about relationships? Well, this is tough, if you work 100 hours a week and date someone that is jobless, this isn't going to work, so you have to date someone that works a lot as well, OR ideally, if you both work at home then you can spend time together as you both work, and you can take little breaks here and there as you work, remember you have a good 4 hours a day to do "stuff".
But, it's all about balance. However, one thing is sure, in this new world of information and the cost of living, healthcare, etc. sky rocketing -- none of us can afford to do the bare minimum. 8 hours a days isn't enough time to get anything done especially if you are a high level tech worker in R&D, hardcore coding, engineering, etc. this things simply take an enormous amount of time to pursue.
And if you think about it, if you work at a large company or a start up and YOU are in charge of things, then you must be working at least 12 hours a day, and probably more with commuting taken into consideration.
In conclusion, working 100+ hours a week is doable, and maintainable, I do it all the time, I am doing it now. But, it takes a toll, so if you do join the club, respect it, be healthy, take care of yourself, eat right, exercise, or this will put you in the hospital -- but, for those willing to take it to the next level, you can accomplish a LOT working at this level, basically by the time you are 30 imagine living as much and getting as much done as a 75 year old?
Good luck! And stop reading this and get back to work :)
'If confirmed as a Supreme Court justice, Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh would swing the court sharply to the right'
There is nothing FURTHER RIGHT WING then global banking 1% CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA NEO-LIBERALISM/NEO-CONSERVATISM. The US has been captured by FAR-RIGHT WING policies and governance these few decades of ROBBER BARON sacking and looting of America----that is who KAGAN and SOTOMAYER are------they both work for global banking 1% OLD WORLD KINGS AND QUEENS and so does KAVANAUGH. TRUMP AND HILLARY are the same people.
REAL left social progressives have shouted these few decades of CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA that because they unleashed systemic and massive criminality, corruption within our US government THEY ARE NOT ENTITLED TO PASS LAWS, APPOINT PEOPLE TO PUBLIC AGENCIES including our COURT SYSTEM----whether US Supreme Court---state courts---local courts. If politicians are operating CRIMINALLY as all CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA were----the US Supreme Court was ALREADY TRANSFORMED for 300 years of US RULE OF LAW/COMMON LAW. Our US 99% of WE THE PEOPLE were FOOLED into watching as SINGLE policy issues defined what was CIVIL RIGHTS. So, for our US 99% of women the rights of ABORTION CHOICE-----the rights to WORK OUTSIDE THE HOME-----the rights to EARN AS MUCH AS A MAN------replaced the GORILLA-IN-THE-ROOM policy issues of AGE OF ENLIGHTENMENT ---I AM MAN AND WOMAN----US CONSTITUTIONAL AND BILL OF RIGHTS enforcement. We allowed a global 1% OLD WORLD KINGS AND QUEENS WAR MACHINE suck all our US wealth in continuous wars while far-right wing global banking players PRETENDED to be fighting for our US communities.
BRETT KAVANAUGH IS AS GUILTY OF CRIMINAL AND CORRUPT ACTIVITIES AS ANY CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA---NOW TRUMP. HE HAS NO POWER TO TRANSFORM OUR US SUPREME COURT WHOSE RULINGS THESE FEW DECADES ARE VOID. KAGAN/SOTOMAYER AS WOMEN ARE AS CULPABLE AS THESE GLOBAL BANKING 1% OF MEN.
MOVING FORWARD BACK TO DARK AGES 1000 BC KILLS 99% OF WOMEN---AND 99% OF MEN. THAT IS GOAL OF ONE WORLD ONE GOVERNANCE.
If our US 99% of men are not fighting global banking 1% far-right wing Clinton/Bush/Obama now Trump as hard as our US 99% of women need to be fighting global banking 1% far-right wing CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA 5% player women----we will not be able to STOP MOVING FORWARD. 99% of MEN do not WIN in MOVING FORWARD.
How Brett Kavanaugh Would Transform the Supreme Court
If confirmed as a Supreme Court justice, Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh would swing the court sharply to the right.CreditCreditErin Schaff for The New York Times
By Adam Liptak
- Sept. 2, 2018
That is not the case with the nomination of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, whose Senate confirmation hearings will begin on Tuesday. Judge Kavanaugh is considerably more conservative than the justice he would replace, Anthony M. Kennedy.
But there is a more subtle, and important, reason that President Trump’s pick of Judge Kavanaugh could remake the court. His confirmation would result in a rare replacement of the court’s swing justice, moving Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. — a much more reliably conservative vote than Justice Kennedy — to the court’s ideological center.
It has been more than 80 years since a chief justice was the swing vote. If Chief Justice Roberts assumes that position, legal scholars said, he will lead a solid five-member conservative majority that would most likely restrict access to abortion, limit the use of race-conscious decisions in areas like college admissions, uphold voting restrictions, expand gun rights, strike down campaign finance regulations and give religion a greater role in public life.
“John Roberts would be the least swinging swing justice in the post-World War II era,” said Justin Driver, a law professor at the University of Chicago.
That would be a major break from the role that Justice Kennedy, a moderate conservative who was appointed by President Ronald Reagan, played for years on the court. Justice Kennedy at times voted with the court’s four-member liberal wing on issues like abortion, affirmative action, gay rights and the death penalty.
Justice Kennedy and Chief Justice Roberts were on the opposite sides of 51 closely divided decisions in which Justice Kennedy joined the court’s liberals, according to data collected by Lee Epstein and Andrew D. Martin of Washington University in St. Louis and Kevin Quinn of the University of Michigan. All of those precedents are at risk, Professor Epstein said.
Only one of the previous five Supreme Court confirmation hearings concerned a nominee who would go on to change the ideological balance on the court. That was a dozen years ago, and it led directly to the Citizens United decision on campaign finance.
In that change on the court, Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. replaced the more moderate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. That made Justice Kennedy the sole justice at the court’s ideological center.
Justice Alito joined Justice Kennedy’s majority opinion in 2010 in the court’s 5-to-4 decision in Citizens United, which overruled part of a 2003 opinion by Justice O’Connor. Justice Alito also joined Justice Kennedy’s majority opinion in 2007 in another 5-to-4 decision, that one sustaining the federal Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act. Seven years earlier, the court had struck down a very similar Nebraska law, with Justice O’Connor in the majority.
But the differences between Justice O’Connor and Justice Kennedy pale in comparison to the ones between Justice Kennedy and Chief Justice Roberts. They were on opposite sides in blockbusters cases on climate change, the rights of people detained at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, whether the death penalty is available for child rape, prison overcrowding, life without parole for juvenile offenders and gay rights.
“Justice Kennedy’s departure is likely to lead to far more dramatic change in the court than the departure of Justice O’Connor did,” said Irv Gornstein, executive director of the Supreme Court Institute at Georgetown University.
Political science data on the justices’ voting patterns confirm that analysis. “The shift in the court’s center from Kennedy to Roberts is likely to be far more important than the 2006 shift from O’Connor to Kennedy,” Professor Epstein said. “O’Connor and Kennedy were much closer, ideologically speaking, than Roberts and Kennedy.”
By contrast, the other appointments since 2005 did not alter the court’s basic direction. Chief Justice Roberts’s replacement of Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist and Justice Neil M. Gorsuch’s replacement of Justice Antonin Scalia substituted conservatives for conservatives. Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s replacement of Justice David H. Souter and Justice Elena Kagan’s replacement of Justice John Paul Stevens substituted liberals for liberals.
While Chief Justice Roberts, 63, would represent a sharp change as the swing justice, that does not mean that the court will make a sudden leap to the right. Chief Justice Roberts is generally inclined to move in incremental steps, and he cares about the Supreme Court’s legitimacy and prestige. “It is a jolt to the legal system when you overrule a precedent,” he said at his confirmation hearings in 2005.
That did not stop him from joining a decision in June that overruled a 40-year-old precedent in a decision that dealt a sharp blow to public labor unions. In general, though, a court with the chief justice at its center would most likely move steadily to the right in measured steps.
“I would be somewhat surprised if any of the cases relating to affirmative action, abortion, same-sex marriage or the death penalty are flat out overruled,” Professor Gornstein said. “But it would not surprise me in the slightest if the court never upholds another affirmative action plan, never finds another restriction on abortion to impose an undue burden, never extends the rights of gays and lesbians beyond where they are now, and never again expands the category of persons who may not receive the death penalty.”
Republicans are confident that they can quickly confirm Judge Kavanaugh. Erwin Chemerinsky, the dean of the law school at the University of California, Berkeley, said there was a good way to determine where the Supreme Court would head if that happens.
“The key is,” he said, “the many areas where Kennedy was with the liberals in 5-4 decisions: abortion, affirmative action, gay and lesbian rights, criminal punishments and allowing proof of discrimination based on disparate impact. In all of these areas of law, Kavanaugh replacing Kennedy likely will mean a significant change.”
In 2016, in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, Justice Kennedy joined the court’s four liberals to strike down parts of a Texas law that would have drastically reduced the number of abortion clinics in the state, leaving them only in the largest metropolitan areas.
That same year, he wrote the majority opinion in Fisher v. University of Texas, upholding a race-conscious admissions program at the state’s flagship university.
Both decisions would almost certainly have come out differently had Justice Gorsuch, Mr. Trump’s first appointee, and Judge Kavanaugh been on the court.
“The court’s jurisprudence on affirmative action and abortion have been administered last rites many times,” Professor Driver said. “But if Kavanaugh is confirmed, it is virtually assured that they will be extinguished sooner rather than later.”
While Judge Kavanaugh may face few obvious obstacles to his confirmation, his Senate hearings will still be bruising for other reasons. There is lingering bitterness among liberals over the Republican blockade of Judge Merrick B. Garland, President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee. Democrats argue that they have not seen the documents they need to assess Judge Kavanaugh’s record, a clamor that grew over the weekend as the White House said it was withholding 100,000 pages, citing executive privilege. And some Democrats question the legitimacy of a Supreme Court appointment by a president under investigation over his campaign’s ties to Russia and what critics call obstruction of justice.
Judge Kavanaugh is 53. If he joins the Supreme Court, he will most likely serve for decades. His views may shift. Other Republican appointees, including Justices Stevens and Souter, drifted left over time. Even Chief Justice Roberts, in a rare deviation from his conservative track record, voted with the court’s liberals in two cases saving aspects of Mr. Obama’s health care law.
But recent appointees have almost never disappointed their supporters, and Judge Kavanaugh is not likely to be an exception.
“A dominant narrative of the Supreme Court during the last five decades has been the apostasy of Republican-appointed justices,” Professor Driver said. “Kavanaugh’s confirmation would almost certainly spell the end of that story line, and cement a generation of G.O.P. constitutional orthodoxy.”
Thirteen years ago, Chief Justice Roberts’s performance at his confirmation hearings was so smooth and winning that Senator Richard J. Durbin, Democrat of Illinois, said he had “retired the trophy” for an outstanding performance by a judicial nominee.
Chief Justice Roberts has since joked about the “odd historical quirk” that gives chief justices only one vote. If Judge Kavanaugh is confirmed, Chief Justice Roberts will still have just one vote. But it will be the crucial one.
Here is one of the top issues for our 99% of WE THE WOMEN wanting our children to successfully prepare to excel and achieve a stable economic life both in wages and employment. This photo is of two GREAT BIG RAGING FAR-RIGHT WING GLOBAL BANKING 1% ROBBER BARON CLINTON NEO-LIBERALS pretending to be 'left' DEMOCRATS. No one has allowed Baltimore City's public K-university funding be criminally misappropriated away from our K-university schools than O'MALLEY and PUGH. They are the face of global corporate neo-liberal schools in FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES overseas now global MULTI-NATIONAL EDUCATION CORPORATIONS while Baltimore City public schools were allowed to decay and be made dysfunctional.
Here we are 30 years later after continuous fleecing of Federal education funding by CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA still talking about broken budgets---crippled schools-----and now we are told to blame CHARTERS----which of course are RACE TO TOP COMMONER CORE installed by global banking pols. We don't BLAME a policy ---we HOLD POWER ACCOUNTABLE for criminally attacking our US Federal, state, and local government structures especially tied to US PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
WE UNDERSTAND GLOBAL BANKING 5% HILLARY NASTY LADIES ---LIKE PUGH-----COULD CARE LESS ABOUT HOW 99% OF CHILDREN BLACK, WHITE, AND BROWN ARE TREATED---SHE DOES NOT CARE. OUR 99% OF WE THE WOMEN WHETHER RIGHT WING OR LEFT WING ----DO CARE.
“In heavily Democratic New Orleans, the guiding principle has been not just to create options but try to make sure they are good ones and that students have fair access to them',
NEW ORLEANS IS NOT HEAVILY DEMOCRATIC---IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN FAR-RIGHT WING GLOBAL BANKING 1% AS TOO IS DEVOS----AS TOO IS TRUMP.
Baltimore’s Schools are Failing and the Budget is Crippled – Blame the Charter Schools?
May 19, 2017
On Wednesday, WBFF in Baltimore reported that five high schools and one middle school in the city had zero students that proved proficient in math and English on the state’s standardized tests.
The news comes as Baltimore struggles to rectify a massive budget shortfall. The budget is set to be about $1.31 billion. Originally, the district needed to cut around $90 million to make ends meet. To do that, the school district feared that they would have to lay off approximately 1,000 workers.
However, the city and state chipped in $60 million in emergency funds, meaning the cuts will not be nearly as dramatic. The district is still set to lay off 300 workers, including up to 75 teachers. Baltimore also has surplus funds on hand and the City Council has proposed shifting $10 million from the police department to the school district to help offset even those costs.
Even with the budget woes, Baltimore spends more than $16,000 per student each year, the fourth-highest rate in the country. So, with the high expenditure per student, how did Baltimore’s school system find itself with such under-performing schools?
The answer may lie in extremely wasteful spending, including ballooning salaries. While smaller class sizes and increasing teacher salaries are worthwhile causes, the district has possibly taken the measures to the extreme. Intentionally keeping schools small has led to tremendously under-utilized buildings.
THE WASTEFUL SPENDING IS NOT TIED TO BALLOONING RANK AND FILE SALARIES----EDUCATION CORPORATE EXECUTIVE SALARIES. THE SCHOOLS ARE NOT TOO SMALL----COMMUNITY ECONOMIES ARE BEING LEFT STAGNANT FORCING CITIZENS TO MOVE.
The Baltimore Sun asked the school district’s chief operating officer, Keith Scroggins, about the expense of maintaining buildings that are not near capacity.
The Sun cited Scroggins in their report on the problems the buildings create:
“[T]he city has too many schools that are expensive to operate because they are half- or three-quarters full. That means there are more boilers to break down, roofs to fix, and bills to pay.”
It seems like a Republican dream. Education spending is high, class sizes are tiny, teachers are paid more, and yet schools are still falling behind. You can check just about any online message board that addresses the education system in Baltimore and find a conservative offering up the solution of giving families a voucher for $16,000 to choose whatever school they wanted. But Baltimore’s case is not that simple.
In the late nineties, the state took over the school district and put it in the hands of a board that then hired a CEO. Through 2007, even after Maryland allowed charter schools in the state, it was a tough time in the city. Enrollment was down and so was Baltimore’s economy. In 2007, the student population was overwhelmingly poor, with around 75 percent of students receiving free or reduced-price lunches. Student populations were down, but Baltimore continued to hire administrators.
That’s when new Superintendent Andrés Alonso took over. He decentralized the district and allowed principals more autonomy over their school. While he embraced school choice and charter school development, he also was committed to reforming the school district to fit the shifting tides of enrollment and student needs. Charter schools and city-run schools alike worked together to ensure that common educational standards were set.
School funding was reformed as well. Prior to Alonso, schools and teachers were allocated funds at a district level, meaning that in many cases smaller schools were better funded than larger schools. Under Alonso, 500 administration jobs were cut and that money went directly to the schools, who were now free to spend money how they wished.
Principals under Alonso were given great flexibility, yet were held to an incredibly tough standard. This is why success under Alonso was short-lived. Initially, schools thrived – shifting their focus as needed in the classroom.
ALONZO'S SO-CALLED SUCCESS WAS EDUCATION STATS BEING FAKE DATA THAT IS WHY THERE WAS NO SUCCESS FOR WHAT IS BAD POLICY. PAYING TEACHERS FROM A CORPORATE SCHOOL BUDGET INSTEAD OF PUBLIC SECTOR REVENUE SETS THE STAGE FOR THAT TEACHER BEING A CORPORATE CAMPUS EMPLOYEE WITH NO CONNECTION TO PUBLIC K-12.
However, it became obvious that key systems like payroll were going to be underfunded. As the middle class continued to move out of Baltimore, enrollment continued to fall and so did revenue. No matter how many students are enrolled in Baltimore’s schools, operating expenses remain.
The problems have not improved under Alonso’s successor, Dr. Gregory Thornton, nor under current schools CEO Sonja Santelises. Santelises is now tasked with fixing the district’s budget woes.
The state funds coming to Baltimore’s aid were contingent on an independent audit of the school system. Well, the audit found “no material weakness,” according to current school CEO Sonja Santelises. Many critics of the school district believe that administration costs are too high, but Baltimore spends substantially less per student on central office costs when compared to similar cities. Santelises told a group in February:
“Is our central office bloated? You’ve heard a lot of press allegations that we’re bloated and it’s just not the case. People want to find simple solutions.”
That’s where the biggest culprit comes into play: charter schools. While the charter schools in Baltimore are performing well, they are bleeding resources from the public school system. When a student moves from the public school, not only do already under-utilized buildings take on a higher per-student cost, but tax revenue moves with the student, leaving the public school underfunded.
Making matters worse, with extensive waiting lists to get in, Baltimore’s charter schools can cherry-pick their enrollment, which can artificially inflate their success. The schools can seek to only bring in high-performing students and avoid those with special needs. Thus, the public schools in the area have declining test scores and rising costs for special needs students. Republicans are quick to jump on this and press for even more charter schools.
That isn’t to say that charter schools cannot work. New Orleans, Louisiana is overwhelmingly run by charter schools and is largely successful. However, the approach to keep the charters in line with the district has been aggressive. Leslie Jacobs, who serves on New Orleans’ school board told Politico:
NO, EVERY MEASURE OF NEW ORLEANS AND ITS CHARTER SYSTEM SHOWS BAD RESULTS FOR THOSE CHARTER SCHOOLS AND STUDENTS ATTENDING ====AGAIN, CORPORATE CHARTERS ARE FOUND TO PROVIDE FAKE DATA.
“Yeah, there are charters and there’s autonomy, but charters don’t get to pick their own enrollment and you’re going to be held to a very high standards. There’s nowhere else in the country that has this.”
Of course, New Orleans’ story hasn’t come without hardship. As the city started to adopt charters, schools would often compete for students and sought to kick out students that proved to be more of a burden to the district.
When Baltimore’s charter schools have been challenged over their practices of recruiting students, they have sued for even more funding from the state, saying that they are doing more with less. In Maryland, it may lead to the charters getting more funds. In Louisiana, those schools would have been shut down.
Moving to a Betsy DeVos-led, free-market system, overflowing with options is not the answer to fixing the issues that Baltimore faced. It didn’t work in New Orleans and it won’t work elsewhere.
Politico points out why things have worked in New Orleans:
“In heavily Democratic New Orleans, the guiding principle has been not just to create options but try to make sure they are good ones and that students have fair access to them, even if reality hasn’t always lived up to the ideal. This involves a big role for government and, frankly, at least a little bit of paternalism. Parents have options, but for the most part, only those that have been vetted by the state first.”
As Baltimore and Maryland media PRETEND there is a fight between REPUBLICAN LARRY HOGAN and our FAKE left Democrats here in Baltimore while BOTH are MOVING FORWARD ONE WORLD for only the global 1%----we see below how all these policies are hitting our 99% of young girls hardest. It doesn't matter if these headlines highlight hardship of black, brown, or white 99% of children. What comes to our US cities deemed FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES now heavily populated by our 99% of black and brown citizens WILL COME TO our 99% of US white citizens and in many cases in rural US have already hit.
MOVING FORWARD RACE TO TOP COMMONER CORE with goals of taking US to ONE WORLD FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONE status----will kill all educational opportunity for our 99% of women. We already KNOW that. This is not a black, white, brown issue----it is a 99% WE THE WOMEN ISSUE whether US or new immigrant citizens.
This Baltimore Sun media article is a FALSE FLAG----it tries to make these global neo-liberal education policies appear to hit one population group then another when goals will kill ALL POPULATION GROUPS.
The Baltimore School 'CEO' in this video is far-right wing global banking 5% freemason/Greek WOMAN player MOVING FORWARD goals she KNOWS will kill 99% of black children---as well as white and brown children. SHE DOES NOT CARE.
Baltimore schools punish black girls more frequently, study finds
Lauren Lumpkin and Liz BowieContact ReportersThe Baltimore Sun June 28, 2018
Black girls in Baltimore’s public schools are more likely than other girls to be punished for speaking out in school, defying authority and causing disturbances, according to a study released Thursday by the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund.
Student testimonials reveal that black girls report being suspended disproportionately for subjective offenses such as challenging conditions at city schools.
“What students are really talking about is a lack of empathy for the experience of young black women,” said Cara McClellan, author of the “Our Girls, Our Future” study.
HOW DOES THAT GET BETTER MOVING FORWARD BACK TO DARK AGES US CITIES AS FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES?
The report also found that black girls are suspended and expelled at higher rates and for longer periods of time than other girls. While black girls make up about 80 percent of the city schools’ female student body, they accounted for 95 percent of suspensions. The school system suspended girls 2,920 times during the 2016-2017 academic year; 2,772 of them were black girls.
The report focused on girls, but suspension rates for boys in the city and across the state are higher than for girls. Boys are suspended and expelled at twice the rate as girls in the city, according to Maryland State Department of Education data.
According to the school system’s code of conduct, city school officials are not supposed to discipline students for talking back or defiance of authority unless it is severe behavior, such as throwing furniture across a room or pulling a fire alarm.
But city schools chief Sonja Santelises acknowledged that practice is not always consistent with policy. “When we go deeply into what the practice in schools is, we are not fully there yet,” she said.
Santelises said she believes the report raises significant issues that the school system is working now to address. “The report is waving a flag and saying to us: Don’t forget that the particular experiences of black girls are worthy of attention and support. They have particular needs,” she said.
AND HOW DO THOSE NEEDS GET ANSWERED IN GLOBAL CORPORATE NEO-LIBERAL EDUCATION SYSTEMS BEING BUILT BY RACE TO TOP COMMONER CORE?
About 80 percent of city public school students are black, making it one of the most racially segregated school districts in Maryland and the country. It is also the state’s only school district with its own police force, whose members are frequently called to break up fights between students.
“Especially because of involvement of school police, the root cause of fights is often ignored because there is such a focus on punishing through exclusion,” McClellan said.
In the past decade, the state school board has adopted regulations that require school systems to significantly reduce suspensions, particularly of black and special education students who are disproportionately suspended.
Statewide, suspensions for disruption and disrespect are greater than any other categories except fights.
Kirk Crawley, a teacher and director of the Law and Leadership Institute at Frederick Douglass High School in West Baltimore, said he’s noticed that girls at the predominantly black school are often punished differently than boys for the same disruptive behaviors, like speaking out in class or using profane language. The “corrective measures” vary from being written up by teachers to getting suspended.
“Teachers would take a more negative approach to [black female students],” Crawley said . “Whatever negative behavior that the teacher perceives is because the behavior doesn’t fall in line with how they think a woman should behave.”
He observed that girls may be reacting to the injustices they encounter.
“A lot of the time, there’s a sense of anger with a lot of the girls,” he said. “But I don’t think it generates from within as much as it’s influenced from the outside.”
McClellan said that the way black girls are perceived by adults influences the way they are disciplined.
According to a 2014 study by the Georgetown Law Center on Poverty and Inequality, adults tend to view black girls as “less innocent and more adult-like” than white girls. The study’s authors hypothesized that teachers, school administrators and police subsequently view these vulnerable students as more culpable for their actions and punish them more harshly.
When black girls observe things in school they perceive as problematic or unfair, McClellan said, they are labeled as aggressive rather than encouraged to be activists.
As the mother of three black girls, Santelises said, she fully understands that the behavior of black girls is seen through a lens that assumes they are defiant and mouthy.
These factors contribute to the “school-to-prison pipeline” that affects black girls five times more often than it does white girls, McClellan said. While approximately 33 percent of female youth in Maryland are black, they represent 65 percent of the female placements at the Department of Juvenile Services, the state’s juvenile justice agency.
“I think it goes back to the subjective interpretation of Black girls being defiant, disrespectful, disruptive,” Yasmene Mumby, a former city middle school teacher and community organizer said in “Our Girls, Our Future.” “Before you act on your interpretation of a Black girl and her being, you have to ask yourself: ‘Is this my bias at work? Am I about to act on it and impact a child and a scholar and a full being?’ I think that is the first start, because there is no school-to-prison pipeline, there is no criminalization of Black girls, there is no pattern of these experiences, without a teacher acting on their subjective interpretation of that child’s being and then starting the pathway to writing them up for disciplinary actions and then that snowballing.”
BUT HOW DOES ALL THAT GET ADDRESSED BY ENDING US CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS FOR BLACK CITIZENS AND WOMEN TAKING THE US TO THIRD WORLD 1000BC SOCIETAL STRUCTURES? MOVING FORWARD WILL HIT BLACK WOMEN HARDEST OF ALL US 99% OF WE THE PEOPLE.
“Our Girls, Our Future” proposes several solutions that could level the playing field between black girls and their peers in Baltimore, including greater investment in school counseling services; incorporation of trauma-informed education and restorative justice practices; reduction of reliance on school police and juvenile services; implementation of bias training for teachers; and increased access to learning materials that includes the voices of women of color.
The school system has already started that work, targeting the staff of 40 schools for training in restorative practices and social emotional learning, Santelises said.
YOU ARE KILLING THE PUBLIC SCHOOL FULL TIME STAFFING CENTERED ON STUDENT HEALTH AND WELFARE AND CREATING A NETWORK OF WRAP-AROUND SERVICES WHICH ARE TEMPORARY----FILLED WITH FRAUD AND CORRUPTION----AND TELLING OUR US WOMEN TO FIGHT FOR MOVING FORWARD ONE WORLD FOR ONLY THE GLOBAL 1% OF MEN.
“We have to begin to have more substantive movement in building school cultures that foster these affirmative relationships between adults and students,” she said.
McClellan said teachers and school administrators should be more cognizant of including girls in class discussions and simply listening to them.
“Girls want more opportunities for critical thinking and discussion in their classes, so they can have an opportunity to talk about some of the things they are seeing in a context that won’t be classified as defiant,” said McClellan.
RACE TO TOP DOES NOT GIVE CRITICAL THINKING AND DISCUSSION ---IT GIVES ONLINE CANNED LESSONS WITH SHRINKING SUBJECT MATTER.
Crawley brought this into his own classroom when he noticed female students were being left out in his law class. After repeatedly presenting examples in class of male alumni who found careers in the legal profession, Crawley realized he was denying black girls the chance to see themselves in the field.
“We were able to identify police officers and lawyers and even judges that are female that came from Douglass,” he said. “We’ve got to be sensitive to the fact that we need to build the same type of support system for females that are trying to achieve, in the same way we do for male students.”
Here is the SAME far-right wing global banking 5% freemason/Greek player as REPUBLICAN GOV OF MARYLAND having our media PRETEND he is protecting Baltimore 99% of citizens just as they did ERHLICH when both are MOVING FORWARD ONE WORLD ONE GOVERNANCE policies just as O'MALLEY and PUGH.
So, is the REAL LEFT SOCIAL PROGRESSIVE education policy issue----AIR CONDITIONERS in Baltimore Schools and not RACE TO TOP COMMONER CORE MOVING FORWARD global corporate neo-liberal education which exists in FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONES overseas? HOGAN as O'MALLEY----as PUGH all champion ONE WORLD GLOBAL BANKING 1% policies. They are ALL bad for right wing and left wing 99% of Baltimore and Maryland citizens black, white, or brown citizens and our new to US immigrant citizens----they are LYING, CHEATING, AND STEALING.
Now, are Baltimore 99% of women supposed to be represented by a BALTIMORE CITY SCHOOLS CEO because she is a WOMAN? Are our 99% of Baltimore black citizens represented because this CEO is black? Are our 99% of right wing MEN represented by a LARRY HOGAN or TRUMP?
NO---THEY ALL WORK FOR GLOBAL 1% OLD WORLD KINGS AND QUEENS KILLING AMERICA TAKING IT TO COLONIAL STATUS.
“I call that pillaging the taxpayers,” he said'.
Above we see far-right wing global banking MARYLAND COMPTROLLER FRANCHOT pretending to be protecting our city and state TAX REVENUE when he ignores some of the most criminal and corrupt misappropriations of city and state TAX REVENUE in any US state. The capture of Baltimore City revenue to CRIMINAL MUNICIPAL AND US TREASURY BOND DEALS is the gorilla-in-room tax issue killing our Baltimore City Public K-12 school system.
Gov. Hogan blasts Baltimore schools CEO, says she broke commitments on air conditioning
Gov. Larry Hogan publicly rebuked Baltimore schools CEO Sonja B. Santelises on Wednesday, accusing her of failing to live up to her commitments on a timetable to air-condition seven schools where students were dismissed early as a result of the heat. (Michael Dresser / Baltimore Sun video)
Michael Dresser and Talia Richman
Contact ReportersThe Baltimore Sun
Gov. Larry Hogan publicly rebuked Baltimore schools CEO Sonja Santelises on Wednesday, accusing her of failing to live up to her commitments on a timetable to provide air conditioning to seven schools where students have been dismissed early this week as a result of the heat.
The governor opened a regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Public Works with a broadside against what he called the “completely unacceptable” level of progress by Baltimore city and county in cooling their public schools. Amid this week’s “code red” heat wave, 10 county schools that lack air conditioning have remained closed, while more than 60 schools in the city closed three hours early on Tuesday and Wednesday — and will again Thursday.
The issue of sweltering schools has become a hot political issue as Hogan and Democratic challenger Ben Jealous have sought to assign blame for the closings with two months to go before Election Day.
Hogan focused his criticism on the city school system’s failure to complete the installation of air conditioning at seven of the more than five dozen schools that have closed early this week. Bolstered by transcripts of past Board of Public Works meetings, he pointed to assurances by Santelises that the $6 million project to cool the seven schools would be finished in time for the 2017-2018 school year.
“The superintendent came before us and made a commitment to the BPW that these problems were going to be fixed,” Hogan said.
But Santelises said the district noted in a May memo to state officials that some schools’ timelines needed an adjustment. As with most construction projects, Santelises said, unexpected roadblocks emerge, especially when dealing with the oldest school buildings in the state. One of those seven schools was given a historic designation that raised new complications. Others faced bid protests.
“What I find ironic is that if we were to have bypassed the bid protest, if we were to have bypassed the historical qualifications, if we had bypassed these regulations, then I would also be getting slammed for mismanagement,” Santelises said. “It’s not mismanagement. It’s people not reading their updates.”
Those seven schools only tell part of the story, she said. Under the district’s state-approved plan, air conditioning was installed in 12 school buildings in 2016 and 2017 and another 12 facilities will receive cooling systems this year. The five-year plan to implement air conditioning district-wide is largely on track, Santelises said.
“It’s not as if we were sitting around twiddling our thumbs and nothing has happened,” she said. “There are schools now that did not have to close because they do have AC.”
Years of underinvestment in Baltimore’s aging education infrastructure yields complex construction challenges that can’t be “talked away,” Santelises said. “We are going to have to confront the fact that there is compounded need in the buildings within Baltimore City.”
Still, the Republican governor pointed to statements by the city school system’s recently retired chief operating officer, Keith Scroggins, to the board in October 2017 that the work at the seven schools had been completed.
“It’s hard to keep up with the changing stories,” said Hogan spokeswoman Amelia Chasse. “But the governor believed the testimony of school officials before the Board of Public Works that these projects would be completed long ago.”
Hogan also pointed to information provided by the state commission that oversees school construction in January reporting that the projects had not in fact been completed and that completion was expected by spring or summer.
“It’s not a false narrative,” Hogan said. “They’re facts. They’re on the record in their own words.”
A spokesperson for the city school system said late Wednesday that Scroggins, in his 2017 testimony, was referencing another set of schools that were being repaired on a different timetable.
The schools in question are the Lakewood Early Learning Center, along with Baltimore Polytechnic, Western, Frederick Douglass, Mergenthaler Vocational Technical, Edmondson-Westside high schools and the Northern Building, which houses Reginald F. Lewis High. The roughly $6 million approved for these seven schools was set aside for vertical packaged air conditioning units in individual classrooms.
The city school board last month approved a $1.7 million bid to provide air conditioning at Edmondson.
According to the district’s most recent schedule, the Northern building, Mervo and Lakewood are expected to have units installed later this calendar year. Their projects are in the construction phase.
Poly is expected to have air conditioning next school year, as are Western and Edmondson. Douglass’ process is being held up by the Commission for Historical and Architectural Preservation, but is still expected to be completed this year.
Democratic Comptroller Peter Franchot, the third member of the board and a frequent Hogan ally, criticized Edmondson’s contract and its approval by a new state commission that oversees school construction. He said it calls for spending $55,000 per classroom to cool the high school where the board had previously approved a plan calling for air conditioning Edmondson at a cost of $19,000 per classroom.
“I call that pillaging the taxpayers,” he said.
City schools spokeswoman Anne Fullerton said the district didn’t just have to pay for the units themselves, but the cost of upgrades to electrical systems and windows. Many schools weren’t equipped to handle such devices.
“We can’t just buy 50 room air conditioners and plug them all in,” she said. “These systems take a lot of power, and there was a need for upgrades.”
Additionally, the types of units the district purchased have the ability to both cool classrooms in the summer and heat them in the winter — a more dire need in Baltimore schools.
Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp, a Democrat who is also a member of the three-person board, insisted that progress is being made.
“One of the problems that is quite real is that the city does not have the resources that Montgomery County or Baltimore County have to put into their share,” she said. Kopp said that where those counties might have more than $100 million to contribute to the budgets that cover such projects, the city is limited to something more like $20 million.
“That adds up,” she said. “That makes a difference.”
Jealous continued his criticism of Hogan’s role in dealing with the problem.
“Once again, we see Larry Hogan pointing fingers instead of providing solutions,” Jealous said in a statement. “At what point does the governor decide to come to the city, pull people together, and find a way to move forward so all our kids can finally start the school year?”
BEN JEALOUS WAS NATIONAL LEADER OF NAACP DURING ROBBER BARON FEW DECADES STEALING FEDERAL FUNDING TO ALL SOCIAL PROGRAMS FOR POOR AND LOW-INCOME INCLUDING PUBLIC SCHOOLS.
Jesse Schneiderman, a teacher at Douglass, said the window air conditioning unit in his classroom has been broken for years, making the first two days of school “pretty unbearably hot.”
Still, he said, his class has pressed on. In the sweaty conditions, they’ve reviewed the syllabus and gone through typical first-day icebreakers.
“Would they be concentrating more if it was temperate? Of course,” he said. “But we’re making it work.”
Chanel Parker’s first few days of school at Douglass have been hard to deal with, the senior said, with just one class equipped with a working air conditioning unit.
Parker spent the abbreviated school days “just thinking about going home to the AC and getting out of this heat.”
Baltimore County schools officials announced Wednesday that its eight non-air-conditioned schools and two centers would be closed again Thursday because of the heat. Since 2011, Baltimore County has reduced the number of schools without air conditioning from 90 to 10.
The city will also continue to close schools three hours early for a third straight day, a plan that allows them to provide free breakfast and lunch to students.
Below we see the STATE OF MARYLAND mechanism killing our Baltimore Public Schools------this mechanism is mirrored at Baltimore City PUBLIC WORKS. We shared a captured global banking 1% myth-making Baltimore Sun article allowing a group of global banking 1% player pols pretend to represent our Baltimore 99% of citizens whether black, white, or brown citizens when in fact they are KILLING our 99% of Baltimore citizens this discussion on our 99% of children and schools. The STATE OF MARYLAND PUBLIC WORKS is chaired by STATE TREASURER KOPP a woman and a far-right wing global banking 1% HILLARY NASTY LADY ----not a DEMOCRAT-----with the Maryland Comptroller FRANCHOT working as hard as he can to assure all Maryland tax revenue goes to global corporations. This now includes our Maryland and Baltimore City public schools. Then of course the GOV OF MARYLAND ---HOGAN is the three member leadership of this PUBLIC WORKS BOARD.
'The governor opened a regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Public Works with a broadside against what he called the “completely unacceptable” level of progress by Baltimore city and county in cooling their public schools'.
No one killed Baltimore City Schools then two WOMEN----KOPP as State Treasurer allowing all state treasury revenue to be systemically and criminally misappropriated including our Federal and state public school funding---NANCY GRASMICK from O'Malley era----now Baltimore schools CEO Sonja B. Santelises.
All of the above WOMEN are totally WORTHLESS to our 99% of Maryland and Baltimore women and children. They are too busy working for global 1% OLD WORLD KINGS to CARE about our US, state, and local 99% of WE THE PEOPLE.
''Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp, a Democrat who is also a member of the three-person board, insisted that progress is being made'.
KOPP is not a DEMOCRAT---she is far-right wing global banking 1%. Santelises is not a DEMOCRAT---she is far-right wing globla banking 1%.
So, is BALTIMORE CITY being held captive to MOVING FORWARD RACE TO TOP building of global corporate charter schools replacing our US strong public K-12? NO, because our Baltimore City council, mayor, and Baltimore Public Works have power to stop systemic criminality in moving state and local revenue especially our public school revenues.
BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS Chair: Lawrence J. Hogan, Jr., Governor
Peter V. R. Franchot, Comptroller of Maryland
Nancy K. Kopp, State Treasurer
- GENERAL COUNSEL
Appointed by Board of Public Works:
David E. Bohannon, General Counsel (410) 260-7335
Appointed by Board of Public Works:
Gabriel Gnall, Procurement Advisor (410) 260-7335; fax: (410) 974-5240
- PROCUREMENT ADVISORY COUNCIL
Chair: Sheila C. McDonald, Esq., Executive Secretary, Board of Public Works (410) 260-7335; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgAppointed by Governor with Senate advice & consent:
Mary Jo Childs, Esq.; Phillip C. Martien; Juan Leo Sazar. Terms expire 2019.
Ex officio: Nancy K. Kopp, State Treasurer; David R. Brinkley, Secretary of Budget & Management; Ellington Churchill, Jr., Secretary of General Services; Michael G. Leahy, Secretary of Information Technology; Michael F. Haifley, designee of Secretary of Transportation; Jimmy H. Rhee, Special Secretary of Small, Minority, and Women Business Affairs; Valerie H. Rolandelli, designee of Chancellor, University System of Maryland.
- PROCUREMENT ADVISORY COUNCIL
OH, BOO HOO HOO cries our local Baltimore City council, or Baltimore City mayor, our Baltimore Public Works-----tied to building our Baltimore Public Schools----we are victims of mean STATE OF MARYLAND PUBLIC WORKS BOARD leaders KOPP, FRANCHOT, GOV HOGAN OR FORMER O'MALLEY!
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The problem for our 99% of WE THE PEOPLE black, white, and brown citizens is our Baltimore City Council, Baltimore Mayor PUGH, Baltimore Public Works Director CHOW-------have found their MAN------global banking 1% OLD WORLD KINGS for which they work rather then doing their duty as ELECTED AND APPOINTED PUBLIC OFFICIALS OF BALTIMORE CITY working for our 99% WE THE PEOPLE.
Here we have yet ANOTHER global banking 5% freemason/Greek WOMAN PLAYER in MAYOR PUGH ---who could care less about MOVING FORWARD ONE WORLD RACE TO TOP COMMONER CORE killing our US public K-12 setting the stage for hyper-global neo-liberal corporate schools we KNOW will kill our families, harm our children, create far-right authoritarian, militaristic, extreme wealth extreme poverty global corporate campus MARXIST societal FADS.
Catherine E. Pugh, Mayor
A Message from
Mayor Catherine E. Pugh
Dear Citizens of Baltimore and Friends –
Thank you for being engaged and coming to the official website of Baltimore City. As Mayor, I am committed to moving Baltimore forward by pursuing the priorities that promise an enhanced quality of life for all our citizens. Whether you live here or area a visitor, you know that our City - known for its irresistible charm - is one of America’s truly great cities. We rightly boast of the finest medical systems in the world; Ours is a college town with truly great institutions of higher learning - where students from nearly every nation on earth come to learn and mature, and where groundbreaking research is conducted and prized. Areas of our City that were less than desirable, are now thriving with new businesses, new restaurants and new residents. We enjoy real estate market value that is the envy of Washingtonians 40 miles from our Inner Harbor, who pay so much more for so much less. Our major league teams, internationally-renowned symphony orchestra, celebrated museums and acclaimed performance theaters draw tens of thousands of tourists and residents from neighboring counties, filling our restaurants and hotels and contributing to economic growth. This is our Baltimore - the City we know and love – a city we have every reason to celebrate.
As Mayor, I pledge our constant efforts to ensuring that our Administration is transparent and responsive to your concerns. With your engagement and support, I have every confidence that we will realize Baltimore’s full potential. Thank you for all that you do to make a positive difference where you live, work, pray and recreate.
It is Baltimore Public Works responsible for all our Baltimore Public K-12 school infrastructure in rebuilding our public schools----they DO HAVE THE POWER to see this is done CORRECTLY. Who appoints BALTIMORE PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR -----the MAYOR OF BALTIMORE ---PUGH.
Baltimore City has too many FAR-RIGHT WING global banking 5% freemason/Greek WOMEN players pretending to be DEMOCRATS.
RUDOLPH S CHOW ----DIRECTOR
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'Duffy: I would like to continue to move forward in keeping “Our Town”'
Everyone of Baltimore City Council NEXT GENERATION running as far-right wing global banking 5% freemason/Greek players PRETENDING to be Democrats---------running on FIXING BALTIMORE -----are MOVING FORWARD the same ONE WORLD ONE GOVERNANCE US FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONE policies all while using the same FAKE 'LEFT' social progressive talking points ------
Below we see NEW BALTIMORE MICHIGAN having city council candidates using the same talking points as our Baltimore City MD city council candidates----no DEMOCRATS in this MICHIGAN local race just as here in Baltimore MD.
The Mayor is the administrative and executive head of the city.
Duties & Responsibilities
Some of the Mayor’s responsibilities, among many, are to:
Deliver city services
Negotiate city contracts
Plan and administer city projects
Produce and administer the city budget
Provide leadership and vision
Spur economic growth
The Mayor’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for New Baltimore’s citizens by providing a clear vision, strong leadership, and quality services. The Mayor is committed to moving New Baltimore forward by creating an environment that will:
Encourage effective and efficient operations
Foster planned economic growth
Preserve and improve City assets
Pride, respect for all individuals, high ethical standards, teamwork, and the achievement of excellence are essential qualities that are continually stressed and strived for by the Mayor in the City of New Baltimore.
Not one of these candidates mention STOPPING MOVING FORWARD-----ENDING designation of Baltimore as US FOREIGN ECONOMIC ZONE----not one of these candidates mention every single Baltimore City agency is outsourced to a global corporation.
So, as those FAR-RIGHT WING global banking 5% CLINTON/BUSH/OBAMA players age out after these few decades of SACKING AND LOOTING America----the FARM TEAM players hawking the same global banking 1% talking points are running as DEMOCRATS--as REPUBLICANS and winning because of RIGGED AND FRAUDULENT US elections.
US 99% WE THE WOMEN, black, white, or brown citizens understand to where 99% of women end in this race to DARK AGES 1000BC----and it has nothing to do with #METOO. Global 2% of women are going under the bus soon after those dastardly 5% freemason/Greek players---MEN AND WOMEN.
YES, OUR BALTIMORE CITY COUNCIL AND MAYOR PUGH ---ALL FAR-RIGHT WING GLOBAL BANKING 1% RUNNING AS DEMOCRATS----CAN STOP MOVING FORWARD RACE TO TOP COMMONER CORE MAKING GLOBAL CORPORATIONS OF OUR US PUBLIC K-12.
Board of Public Works
Hogan Launches School Year With Calls For Accountability
By Rachel Baye • Sep 4, 2018
Dominique Maria Bonessi
4:06Tuesday’s 105-degree heat index kept 10 Baltimore County schools without air conditioning closed on the first day of the school year. In Baltimore City, more than 60 schools dismissed students early — some before noon — as a result of the heat.
The lack of air conditioning is part of a larger political fight over school funding.
Hogan Vetoes School Construction Bill
By Rachel Baye • Apr 4, 2018
Gov. Larry Hogan on Wednesday morning vetoed a bill taking the Board of Public Works out of the school construction approval process.
The Interagency Committee on School Construction, or IAC, makes recommendations to the Board of Public Works on school construction projects. The bill instead makes the IAC independent and gives it final approval of those projects.
Board of Public Works slashes $60M from budget
By Rachel Baye • Sep 6, 2017
The state Board of Public Works voted Wednesday to cut more than $60 million from the state’s $43 billion budget. However, the body did not touch $6 million slated for local school systems that was initially on the chopping block.