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Comment Re:Man, oh man! (Score 5, Informative) 582

No, but they could die (or at least suffer harm) if the mail was something like insulin or heart medication.

Merrly being snarky does not make a convincing argument.

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/06/16869665-wait-a-minute-mr-postman-new-mail-delivery-schedule-raises-eyebrows?lite

The Postmaster General has already confirmed that mail-order medicine will continue to be delivered on Saturday.

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Submission + - Math, Science, and Teachers Unions

Coryoth writes: "Following up a previous story, it seems that the Kentucky effort to provide increased pay to teachers with qualifications in mathematics, physics, and chemistry has been gutted. Teachers objected to differential pay, and that portion of the bill was removed. At the same time California has just put forward a similar measure, with differential pay for teachers qualified in mathematics and science. Shockingly 40% of mathematics teachers in California are not fully qualified in the subject — a higher percentage of unqualified teachers than any other subject. Is the Californian effort any more likely to succeed, or is it destined to be similarly gutted? Is there a solution to the woeful lack of qualified mathematics teachers that the Teachers' Union will find acceptable?"

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