Broom Hilda by Russell Myers

Broom Hilda

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  1. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Oh, they’ve probably experienced this before…

    Good morning, LB.

  2. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 2 years ago

    $10,000 per student on average ($14,000 in my state and they still have the gall to complain about money), and they have to sell candy bars…
    .
    Of course, $5000 of the $10,000 goes to school sports if it’s an average district, so that only leaves $5000. One wonders how much of the original $10000 ever gets used to for teaching the kids, vs. paying for everything that is not germane to the actual teaching of the kids.

  3. Llewellenbruce

    Llewellenbruce said, over 2 years ago

    Nerwin will have a sugar high for a few days.

    MARG! Snow in Arkansas yesterday. First time it’s
    ever happened there in May. The Jet Stream is
    running amok isn’t it this year?

  4. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Llewellenbruce

    It certainly seems that way!

  5. Phatts California

    Phatts California said, over 2 years ago

    I used to sell all that crap when I was in school. They had prizes for the most sold, and I never won any. Nary a single one.

    I used to wonder, having spent so much time going door to door, how the heck did those winning kids sell so danged many candy bars?

    Of course, I found out when I got older, those were the kids whose Daddies were Bosses at Companies with lots of underlings.

    Yah, tell me again how this “builds character” ??

  6. Phatts California

    Phatts California said, over 2 years ago

    I recall one occasion where they had us selling these crappy little ball-point pens for a dollar. I distinctly recall at the time being able to buy a better pen for a dime.

    As an extra enticement to sell these crappy little pens, they also had us give away a free raffle ticket for a TV.

    So I went door to door to door to door, and didn’t sell a single pen. I finally had a brainstorm.

    I started selling the raffle ticket for a dollar, and if you bought the ticket, I’d give you a free pen!

    And … I sold one … a gazillion percent increase!

    It’s all in how you market the product!

  7. cdward

    cdward said, over 2 years ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    While I think interscholastic sports is a counterproductive distraction from the true purpose of schools, and I would be happy to see them go away, I will admit that they are nowhere near that big a piece of the pie. One of the biggest changes is the requirement to educate ALL students including those with severe physical and mental challenges. These rising costs aren’t really negotiable. A second major cost is transportation. we couls get rid of school busses, onlt the US has such bad public transportation, and smaller schools close to home are rarer. Another rising cost is – as everywhere – health insurance. Is the answer to cut insurance benefits, effectively putting the burden more squarely on the shoulders of the employees. That’ll cut costs, but in a market where teachers are already dropping out quickly, you’ve just lost a major incentive. I have incredible respect for all teachers. It is hard, hard work, and too many in the US show them contempt. Wish I had the answers for how to bring down costs while increasing effectiveness.

  8. GROG!

    GROG! GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I hated doing the door-to-door thing too.

  9. Chris Kenworthy

    Chris Kenworthy said, over 2 years ago

    Band Candy! (Just make sure it’s not cursed to make adults act like kids.)

  10. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, over 2 years ago

    “Band” Candy sounds like what it should be.

  11. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, over 2 years ago

    “You won’t believe what’s for supper!”

    “Uh…candied yams?”

  12. rkozakand

    rkozakand said, over 2 years ago

    do they have any neighbors?

  13. rekam

    rekam GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I remember having to go door to door selling, first donuts and then hard candies for the Camp Fire Girls. Nowadays, it wouldn’t be the safest thing to have kids do.

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