“I'm told that the script presented to a Canadian pharmacy (near the U.S. border) must be written by a licensed Canadian doctor.
This idea would be counter-productive to the Canadian pharmacist and seemingly only benefit Big, U.S. based Pharma--we're sold out again!
I thought our patent system was based on original, unique products/ideas--not packaging and delivery systems (unless uniquely mechanical or inventive in some way--pills have been around for centuries).
As usual, Big Corps plied our law makers with money and now we have the famous "doughnut hole"
WHILE AT THE SAME TIME
the same "Canadian drug" can be purchased at full, undiscounted prices for less than my co pay (WITHOUT INSURANCE) for the same drug purchased in the States.”
“Research PA vouchers. What I have said has been common practice in PA and elsewhere. I have no idea how you think the voucher system works and it may be different in WI but unless WI is different, you seem to lack a basic understanding of the voucher system.”
“Schools have to give the total value of their state allotment/"voucher" to the Private/charter/cyber school. How do you arrive at the conclusion that the vouchers' have an apparently LIMITED value of $7K per student? ”
“The public schools wouldn't receive any money because they have no students. The private schools would have all the money originally assigned to the public school coffers--the public schools would receive NO money.”
“They aren't less--that's the point. The voucher amounts to the total student subsidy. If the public school subsidy is $8,000 and the private school's tuition is $5,000; the private school receives $8K and incurs a $3K profit while the public school suffers an $8k "debt". ”
nuppup on Jun 21, 2013 at 21:04:10
“Not a chance. Where's the link ?”
nuppup on Jun 21, 2013 at 16:42:53
“Not so. Public school can range up to 13000 per year, voucher is only 7000. Whatever is left goes to the school that does not have to teach the student anymore or back to the taxpayer.
“In PA all the "kids' "state money" goes to the private school, charter school and even a cyber school (at least up to this point).
The schools have fixed expenses i.e. heated, power, internet costs, text books/teaching materials, teachers and other personnel must be paid, buildings maintained etc. None of these expenses change because Junior went to a charter school; in fact, the school budget is reduced by the value of the voucher(s).
If the student subsidy was $8,000 and 100 students chose to use a voucher, the public school budget would be reduced by $800,000.”
nuppup on Jun 21, 2013 at 08:10:20
“That means that if all the students left public schools for private schools, the public schools would still get a fortune with no students to teach.”
Thanks to unions, nine year olds can't spend twelve-hour days picking slate from coal or doing some other menial job.”
WiseOleMan on May 26, 2013 at 01:47:49
“Okay, I get what your saying now.. I have looked at your comment from 2 seperate HP screens and even double checked the other screen and it actually said
"Thanks to unions, a nine year olds can spend twelve-hour days picking slate from coal or doing some other menial job."
I really think HP tampers with stuff just to keep us on here.
So back to your point. I respect how you feel about unions but I just never saw one work like they did back when child labor was a problem. They have changed and it just isn't for the workers anymore. If you have had a good relationship with yours I will never try to tell you or anyone they are all bad. My comment was flippant to some degree but many on here are. I was not in a union, I interpreted contracts for government employees. I just saw too many times where a union was taking advantage of workers in a place employed by the feds that were already goingto give the workers whatever they wanted anyway. In some cases unions negociated benefits out in order to get workers more money and the only reason I ever could see for that rationale was to increase union dues. Example; We were offering $27.00 plus medical with eye. The union said no and took out the eye and wanted $27.20 they then went to the members and said they were going to lower the dues from $50/monthly to”
WiseOleMan on May 26, 2013 at 01:17:55
“Are you saying it is a good thing those kids do that work..?? I'm confused. You call me "NOT" too wise but your comment sarcastically sounds like your agreeing with my comment.”
“"They should demand what the teachers demand, 12 months pay for nine month work."
Foresure, since the teachers' ten month contract has been explained to you for the 13th or 14th time, and some of your posts more or less acknowledge that, I have to think your statement is intentionally, grossly deceptive. As such, It negatively reflects upon your character and you apparently don't mind sacrificing your ethics and integrity just to take a swipe at teachers and the educational system.
It's a sad thing to WANT to jeopardize your integrity just to post nasty, inaccurate statements about teachers and education in general.”
“It takes 14 to 18 salary steps to reach maximum pay--teachers are half way or almost half way to retirement before they collect maximum wage. The "~$80,000 " you quote is probably uncommon in most other school districts and it takes ~14 years of teaching to get to that point. Is there an industrial comparison you can make that parallels schools’ salary step schedule?
Other than large urban locals, the high school graduation rate is probably 80-90%. I'd say that's a contribution, wouldn't you?”
If readers knew the whole story, it wouldn't be a noteworthy article, so HP deletes enough facts to "enrage" the reader against something or someone.
Some readers realize this and research other aspects of the story before getting "torqued" while others have a short fuse and attention span and they are inclined to "put all their eggs in one basket".”
Parade Keegan on May 3, 2013 at 01:58:50
“Yes. Most of the time I like to find other sources for stories and read those before I comment. Some posters sure get riled up from some of my comments but it's because sometimes I have read different perspectives on the same issue. I think many posters do this too. Doesn't make those of us who do better, just makes us different. Sometimes I'm lazy too and take what I read here at face value without looking for the 'full story', I pay for that laziness though because inevitably there will be that poster who's done their research. Hahaha, back handed!”