Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau


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  1. JP Steve

    JP Steve said, over 3 years ago

    Good Morning, Happy Campers!

  2. applecrash

    applecrash said, over 3 years ago

    This is probably part of what led to Zip leaving school to head for Colorado with Zonker.

  3. AlexanderTheGoodEnough

    AlexanderTheGoodEnough said, over 3 years ago

    It’s a rerun, I believe. But so VERY worth rerunning!

  4. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, over 3 years ago

    Yes, the little babies will be shocked when they have to go into the real world.

  5. John Pike

    John Pike said, over 3 years ago

    While I do not believe in crushing anyone’s spirit, especially children, I feel that we have gone too far in eliminating competition and the desire to succeed in the schools of our nation. I am not suggesting that it should be cutthroat but progressively more realistic. Children should be encouraged to do mor, to run farther and faster and to succeed academically. Passing everyone just puts a lot more unprepared adults on the street later on. When that happens it is too late to teach them to succeed in life.

  6. alcors3

    alcors3 said, over 3 years ago

    Now if we can eliminate tenure for educators as well and have teachers actually teach throughout their careers we will get somewhere.

  7. John Pike

    John Pike said, over 3 years ago


    That is a good idea. The root of the word is teach.

  8. Seasisme

    Seasisme said, over 3 years ago

    Yes, best to give accurate marks for actual learning.

  9. smalltownbrown

    smalltownbrown said, over 3 years ago

    @John Pike

    What do you two ill-informed naysayers do for a living? I’ll bet it’s not as important, or as maligned, as teaching. If you want to complain about selfish entitled people, look to our Congress and Senate first.

  10. John Pike

    John Pike said, over 3 years ago


    My grandmother taught school for thirty-five years. I remember her sitting up late at night grading papers. I remember taking time to help kids who were stumbling. I also remember adults who told me of the caring and love she showed in the classroom when they were her students. And yes, I certainly agree with you about congress. But, this strip is about the classroom. So get over yourself.

  11. MiepR

    MiepR said, over 3 years ago

    I don’t remember this one, and I think it should be current because of Walden’s getting privatized. Did we miss the rest of the pot farm episode?

    Calvin and Hobbes and Dilbert reruns are better. Garry, you’re slipping. Make it tri-weekly.

  12. Newshound41

    Newshound41 said, over 3 years ago


    Originally run on February 12, 2012.

  13. Newshound41

    Newshound41 said, over 3 years ago

    This is one issue Trudeau and the conservatives agree on. The difference being the role of teachers. Conservatives see teachers as the problem. At least at the college level, GT sees the teachers as the victims; pressured by administrators to lower standards and pass undeserving students.

  14. txmystic

    txmystic said, over 3 years ago


  15. michaeljbounds

    michaeljbounds said, over 3 years ago

    Thank God! The era of Liberal Teaching/Parenting is over! Now back to the real world.

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