Adam@Home by Rob Harrell


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  1. Pharmakeus Ubik

    Pharmakeus Ubik said, about 4 years ago

    Just the set up, Trapper. Next will be finishing the privatization of public education.

  2. QuietStorm27

    QuietStorm27 said, about 4 years ago

    True, I practically begged the school to hold my son back in 3rd grade and they refused. I took him out and home-schooled him for a year to catch him up.

  3. Rug Ratz

    Rug Ratz said, about 4 years ago

    My son is very bright, but he refused to do his homework in the past. He has some psychological issues, but he can surmount them. The school would allow him to take MONTHS to turn in old homework assignments. In my age, you maybe had a few extra days, else you got a zero. Yes, his grades are still bad, but I am still amazed. I think it is a lot of the “no child left behind” mentality directly at work here. And I think he is not being helped in this situation. We realize he is most likely not college material, but that is not the only training open to him – trade, certificate, etc. Now we just have to figure out what he wants to do – and it’s his senior year as well … pass the extra strength excedrin please.

  4. cdward

    cdward said, about 4 years ago

    My fifth grade teacher was in her last year before retiring for our class. She had a reputation of being mean and unforgiving. But the summer before fifth grade, she got married (yes, late in life), and came back to school a completely different person. She was cheerful, fun, and innovative. She still demanded a lot from us, but we wanted to work hard for her. Her husband even came in occasionally – an older guy already retired but smart and witty with great stories to tell. That was a good year.

  5. Charlie Sommers

    Charlie Sommers said, about 4 years ago

    @Susan Newman, Gov. Christie was disappointed on a recent trip to Israel when he found out that the Gaza Strip wasn’t a steak.

  6. slywlf54

    slywlf54 said, about 4 years ago

    I suspect Ms Murphy is entirely as sharp as she used to be. I guess Daddy Dearest didn’t read the papers recently where the GOP stated they were not interested in teaching critical thinking skills in school :-(

  7. Perkycat

    Perkycat said, about 4 years ago


    That same thing happened to me with a teacher I had for 2 years. She was a mean witch the first year and nobody could stand her. She got married over the summer and the next year she was great – happy, fun and friendly.

  8. Vice Admiral Allan

    Vice Admiral Allan GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    @Rug Ratz

    I’m ADHD/OCD/Learning Disabled/and Opposition Defiant Disorder.
    (ODD makes me fight authority.)
    I was expelled from a Bible Training School (not a college, but they did get on the list of schools for student loans).
    BUT they were 90% lecture, and 10% “hands on” so it wasn’t good for me. This was when I was 21. I knew then, that I wouldn’t be able to do college “for now.”
    I’m turning 32 tomorrow, and am on my 3rd semester of college, and have a 2.7 GPA (Yeah, I know, it’s low for most of you, but I’m damn proud that I have NOT FAILED a single one of my 7 courses so far taken in the first two semesters!)
    Your son may not be able to do College at a traditional “18-25” years old, but, maybe when he is 30, or 40, he will have the ability and/or medical resources to help him through. Even if he only does one semester, he’ll feel better.

  9. Wet & Soggy

    Wet & Soggy GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    @Vice Admiral Allan

    Happy Birthday Allan!

  10. QuietStorm27

    QuietStorm27 said, about 4 years ago

    @Vice Admiral Allan

    Happy Birthday. I’m also back in college in my 30s, it didn’t work out when I was 18, 19.

  11. pcolli

    pcolli said, about 4 years ago

    @Vice Admiral Allan

    The important thing is that we should never stop learning. I’ve known women in their 80s who’ve taken degrees and gone back-packing to Asia.
    I have OCD issues and don’t take kindly to being told what to do. I don’t cope well with adrenaline (I’ve been known to pass out if too stressed), so deadlines are out for me. In spite of that, I’ve learned (like yourself) that we achieve things in our own time.
    A friend of mine (in her 30s) decided to stop killing time and enrolled in a Seminary. Now she has the title Reverend. Good luck to everyone who achieves things at any age. Learning doesn’t stop when we leave school, college or university.

  12. pcolli

    pcolli said, about 4 years ago

    @Vice Admiral Allan

    Oh yes….happy birthday.

  13. redbaronss

    redbaronss said, about 4 years ago

    Thank you for the (overall) positive comments about teachers. Too many of us are disheartened/discouraged/demoralized by the public thrashing we get on a daily basis.

    To get the biggest changes, we need to change the culture, recognize that really cool things are happening in the schools, and come in and volunteer in the schools. Who knows, you could help a struggling reader enjoy comics!

    @AllanVS—way to go!! It’s even tougher to go back to school as an adult. Keep up the great work!

  14. Dry and Dusty

    Dry and Dusty GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Adam, you disappoint me. Wake up and smell your coffee!

  15. krisl73

    krisl73 said, about 4 years ago

    @Vice Admiral Allan

    Good for you, Allan!

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