The Economics of Drugs-
from life-saving to mind-altering...
from Aspirin to Zantac and everything in between

Saturday, May 7, 2016 in Colorado Springs

Drugs, legal and illegal, are subject to the basic economic laws of supply and demand and the discipline of the market. Your students--and their parents--are interested in, if not fascinated by, the topic. As a teacher, you should be well-informed and help students separate economic fact from fiction. Attend this class and discuss topics like: Why do farmers grow poppies in Afghanistan? What economic policies helped the Mexican drug lord El Chapo get rich, get imprisoned and then escape? Why can the price of a 62-year old prescription drug go from $13.50 a tablet to $750 “overnight”? What does economic theory suggest about societal wars on drugs or legalization? And what’s going on with the marijuana industry in Colorado and how is it evolving? Drugs--a topic sure to generate a lot of buzz, so sign up early.

The first two CCEE Winter/Spring 2016 one-day open enrollment classes anyone registers for will not have a class fee. Any additional Winter/Spring 2016 one-day open enrollment classes will have a $40 fee. CCEE will monitor the number of classes taken. The ten-day cancellation period will apply to all classes. Use coupon code 2FREE-WS2016.

Grades: Secondary
Place: Pikes Peak Community College, 5675 S Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
FEE: $40*
Optional Credit: ½ UCCS ECON 6310 Grad. Credit Hr., $36. Credit is good for Certificate in Economic Education.
Faculty: Neal Rappaport, PhD, Visiting Professor, Colorado College; Dan Driscoll, Assistant Professor, USAF Academy and Instructor, CU at Colorado Springs
Includes: Light breakfast and lunch provided.

Questions: Contact the CCEE office at 303-752-2323 |
Ways to Register for CCEE Classes: (Check, Visa, MasterCard, Paypal or P.O.)
Class is full, call to be waitlisted - telephone: 303-752-2323

REGISTRATION GUIDELINES: We try to identify the best fit for our open enrollment classes, usually by the kinds of resources and pedagogy included in the class. However, it is our STRONG belief that the content from any of these classes is valuable for the professional development of any teacher. And though we won’t have any lesson plans specifically designed for elementary teachers in our classes designated for secondary teachers, we are confident that these classes will enhance the understanding of ALL teachers and inspire some creative applications in their individual classrooms. Hence, we encourage teachers of all grade levels to attend any of our classes. Additionally, we will be holding 3 spots in every one-day open enrollment class for retired teachers and the general community for those wishing to expand their economic knowledge.

 “FREE CLASS” REGISTRATION NOTE: A $40 refundable deposit is required with all “Free Class” registrations. When registering with a credit card, the refundable deposit is only charged if you do not attend the class or cancel in less than ten days of the class date. PayPal registrations are charged at the time of the registration and will be refunded after the class.

*REFUND POLICY: Registration cancellations must be requested within 10 business days prior to the class start date; otherwise registration fees will be forfeited.