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Wait times for cancer treatment -- where timeliness can be a matter of life and death -- are also far too lengthy. According to January NHS England data, almost 25% of cancer patients didn't start treatment on time despite an urgent referral by their primary care doctor. That's the worst performance since records began in 2009.
originally posted by: DISRAELI
a reply to: ketsuko
I didn't know about the French system (in fact my knowledge even of our own isn't recent).
I'm not sure if a voucher system has ever been suggested here, but I can imagine it being a controversial proposal. The socialists would be up in arms.
I would like to know why in the USA there is still an argument against such a system.
While european countries do pay a hefty price to provide free secondary education, their graduates, their doctors and professionals, arent graduating straddled to a ton of debt in the form of student loans.
The quality of the education is a concern in Germany as well. The shift to dependence on government funding, combined with the increase in enrollment, has also meant a 10% decline in spending per student in the last few years, the OECD reports. Today, German public schools spend about $16,895 per student, compared with $27,924 per student in the United States. Starved for funding, German universities are seldom near the top of international rankings.
German undergraduates, Gratz said, are stuck in lecture halls “with hundreds and hundreds of students.” PhD candidates, she said, do much of the instructing. The universities “say they do not have enough money for research. But they do not have enough money for teaching, either.”
You must really understand the Americans (though they wont actually admit it, but look at their answers) are still in the McCarthy era. ANY mention of ANYTHING free they equate to socialism which they then equate to, wait for it, COMMUNISM.