For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. TEMPLO S.U.D.

    TEMPLO S.U.D. said, about 24 hours ago

    Looks like Michael’s about to go to a country club than grade six if you ask me.

  2. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, about 24 hours ago

    We still played games, especially on the adjacent football field. A white shirt would quickly become multi-colored.

  3. Argythree

    Argythree said, about 24 hours ago

    These days, a lot of US schools have uniform requirements for kids. But most of those require dark pants, because they know kids would get lighter ones dirty so fast…

  4. Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper)

    Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper) GoComics PRO Member said, about 23 hours ago

    When you are in six grade, you are supposed to be cool…so you have to dress the part….Dad knows…

  5. Argythree

    Argythree said, about 21 hours ago

    @Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper)

    When did wearing white become ‘cool’?

  6. dukeofdata

    dukeofdata said, about 20 hours ago

    So true, but maybe they are a little older when they start with that behavior?

  7. Herrweh

    Herrweh said, about 17 hours ago

    Several years ago our school looked into uniforms. The theory was that uniforms improved grades and behavior. But studies showed all they did was give adults more control.

  8. Beleck3

    Beleck3 said, about 17 hours ago

    control. the name of the game

  9. Alpha omega

    Alpha omega said, about 16 hours ago

    Uniforms crush individuality,but then kids all try to look,and dress like their peers anyway.Go figure?

  10. yless

    yless said, about 15 hours ago

    The pants are not white, the colorist did not pay attention to the writer.

  11. beach004

    beach004 said, about 15 hours ago

    The putative value of uniforms is—they are “uniform.” The kids who cannot afford to keep up with the latest fashion fad (in my day it was Gant shirts) are thereby able to fit in, at least in this one area of angst. Alas, the cool kids will always find some other faux pas to ridicule.

  12. masnadies

    masnadies said, about 14 hours ago

    My son started 6th grade today. He didn’t care about his clothes (and he is thrilled about never having recess again!) but I just love the echoes of our lives in the strip. Lizzie is the same age as my youngest, too, if they keep things marching in exact real time (i think she did stall at one point, early on?). We live in the US and have a child between these 2, no April, and no dog, but Lynn’s genius is that I enjoyed reading the strip when I was young, connecting with the kids, and now I’m seeing so much of what she portrays as being true in my family <3

  13. Linguist

    Linguist said, about 14 hours ago

    @beach004

    I live in Ecuador, where all the kids are required to wear shool uniforms – from kindergarten through high school. Each school, has different uniforms, colors and insignias, of course, but you are spot on about it being the great social leveler.


    For those families too poor to afford uniforms for their kids, the government subsidizes the purchases so that every kid going to school looks the same, regardless of income or social status.


    You’re right about the “cool kids” though.
    I’m sure that there are the social cliques in schools here, as well.

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 13 hours ago

    @Argythree

    1980’s Canada…

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 13 hours ago

    @Alpha omega

    In the business world they crush your individuality and you pay for it.

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