Agnes by Tony Cochran



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  1. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, 12 months ago

    I wouldn’t have dared talk to my prinicipal like that!
    He was a strong believer in the strap!
    (He wasn’t a prince … and he certainly wasn’t a pal!)

  2. DavidHuieGreen

    DavidHuieGreen said, 12 months ago

    two tens of seventy-five
    two 750s
    That’s what Agnes was trying to tell the teacher.
    You just gotta read deeeeep between the lines

  3. bpullin

    bpullin said, 12 months ago

    Sadly, Agnes’ comments to the principal are true. Children are being taught that close enough is good enough for math. And the liberal dumbing down of America continues….

  4. QuietStorm27

    QuietStorm27 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago


    I’m not sure which schools you’re referring to, but my daughters’ school is very strict. My daughter had to have a math tutor because almost is NOT good enough. They attend a public charter school run by nuns.

  5. nighthawks

    nighthawks GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    sadly, bringing liberal vs conservative political views into this forum is offensive and inappropriate

  6. J. Short

    J. Short GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago


    Perhaps he is speaking of schools like one in Richmond, Va that require 9 security officers and 2 city police officers to maintain order.

  7. Ginrummy33

    Ginrummy33 said, 12 months ago

    Complicated math can be made easy if you know some shortcuts. What is 13 times 9? I have no idea, but i know that 13 times 10 is 130, then i take off the one extra 13 to make 117, That is how it can be easy in your head.

    What is the 15% tip on 42 dollars? Well, 10% is 4.20 and 5% is half of that, so 4.20 + 2,10 is $6.30. Easy.

  8. rshive

    rshive said, 12 months ago

    A little mouthy to Mr. Principal, eh Agnes? Reading too many newspaper columns?

  9. jadoo823

    jadoo823 said, 12 months ago


    …i was taught by nuns – strict standards of education AND behaviour. Nothing wrong with that!

  10. annamargaret1866

    annamargaret1866 said, 12 months ago


    In Idaho, close enough is good enough has been the rule for at least twenty, twenty-five years. I never thought of Idaho as being liberal. In fact, the liberals I know are not at all in favor of the business model of education espoused by so many conservatives.

  11. Redkaycei Repoc

    Redkaycei Repoc said, 12 months ago


    That is pretty much how I do harder math problems in my head also.

  12. rshive

    rshive said, 12 months ago


    The arithmetic part of math is pretty easy. Luckily, I’ve always had a pretty good head for that. The more theoretical parts of math are the ones that give me problems. They’re more akin to philosophy than anything else IMO.

  13. Dry

    Dry GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago


    and Shygirl27, same here. And my sons as well. But private schools, so far, can’t be controlled by our “guvmint”.

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 12 months ago


    Where are students being taught “close enough is good enough” in math? Sounds like a gross fiction made up to besmirch secular society to me.

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 12 months ago


    Finland has among the highest scores of any country, along with Japan. And there are no private schools in Finland. Teachers rule there.

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