Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson

Calvin and Hobbes

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  1. leftwingpatriot

    leftwingpatriot said, 11 months ago

    Manipulating the system is an important survival skill – Mrs. Wormwood has done well.

  2. Miny Boy

    Miny Boy said, 11 months ago

    this is pretty much how I feel the the school system.

  3. ratlum

    ratlum said, 11 months ago

    That might not be Miss Wormwoods take on all this .

  4. Leon Manuel Real

    Leon Manuel Real said, 11 months ago

    @Miny Boy

    You are quite right, actually.

  5. cloudy now

    cloudy now said, 11 months ago

    One of my favourites ever.

  6. Bennethead

    Bennethead said, 11 months ago

    Look on the bright side. At least you have learnt something today be it useless.

  7. Santa GROG!

    Santa GROG! GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    I wouldn’t say that, but then I’m no teacher.

  8. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, 11 months ago

    If I’d known what I knew by 1988, I’d have got my GED at 16, then got my associate’s degree. As it was, I ended up doing mostly the same subjects my first two years in college as the junior and sophomore years. (Except statics, dynamics, and strength of materials, and GE101-103, of course.)
    .
    What’s really scary is that the college I went to for the first two years is now more than $4000+ a year., It was $235 per term the last year I was there, or $715/ year. I really doubt it’s almost 6 times better…

  9. cdward

    cdward said, 11 months ago

    @Miny Boy

    You’re quite wrong, actually. The schools have to teach a broad range of skills, especially to younger kids. They say math is useless until they have to do balance their own checkbook or see if their boss is ripping them off or figure out insurance. They say English is a waste until they have to fill out a job application or write a letter to the editor (or a comment). They say history is a waste until you read up on it and realize people in charge are trying to get away with something that only hurt people in the past (if you don’t learn from history, you repeat it). What’s more, you have to teach kids a broad range because you can’t know what they’re going to do down the road of life, what they will be interested in 20 years on, what specific skills they’re going to need. You call it useless because YOU do use it. But it might be incredibly important to someone else.

  10. UmbrellaKorp

    UmbrellaKorp said, 11 months ago

    The goal of No Child Left Behind captured in one strip!

  11. frugalnotcheap

    frugalnotcheap said, 11 months ago

    Every once in a while we had a teacher that taught with an entertainment style that got our attention, which is why we may have retained a crumb or two: voice inflection and different adjectives.

  12. ninjagozane13

    ninjagozane13 said, 11 months ago

    i know how you can get out of school, calvin. bring a toy gun
    to school and BOOM!! youll be expelled faster then you can say freedom!

  13. Jaddis

    Jaddis said, 11 months ago

    Probably depends on how much you want to learn. I learned despite the education system, was willing to put up with poor grades in order to read through the encyclopaedia. I suspect Watterson might have had to do that to develop his art/communication talent to the extent that he did.

  14. ECSegar

    ECSegar said, 11 months ago

    We had relatives meet them with a banner that said “Welcome to Plymouth Rock, Now go home!”

  15. rshive

    rshive said, 11 months ago

    @frugalnotcheap

    I used to substitute teach at a little rural district. One thing I learned is that there’s never a tranquilizer dart around when you need it.

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