Frazz by Jef Mallett


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  1. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 20 hours ago

    He’d like it in the Finnish school system—-no homework. They believe that school should give you enough education. And it works for them.

  2. Varnes

    Varnes said, about 20 hours ago

    Homework is good but it should be more mental than written….

  3. nosirrom

    nosirrom said, about 14 hours ago

    I’ve read some articles that say math homework is the only homework that is helpful.

  4. Kerovan

    Kerovan said, about 13 hours ago

    There are three excuses for homework in my opinion. First is because it’s something that couldn’t be done in class, like when my sister was assigned to watch “Roots” on TV back in the day, well after class time. Second would be allowing students to take their tests home and correct them AFTER they are graded. This would let them learn the facts they missed, reinforcing the knowledge, and make up some (or all) of the score. Last is extra credit assignments. Anything else should stay in the classroom.

  5. Arianne

    Arianne said, about 11 hours ago

    “New school-year’s resolutions” That’s good! As a student, the new school year was always more important, more defining, than the new calendar year.

    It’s really not the same, of course, but “Lose this list” made me think of “The Wizard of Oz” –
    Cowardly Lion: All right, I’ll go in there for Dorothy. Wicked Witch or no Wicked Witch, guards or no guards, I’ll tear them apart. I may not come out alive, but I’m going in there. There’s only one thing I want you fellows to do.
    Tin Woodsman, Scarecrow: What’s that?
    Cowardly Lion: Talk me out of it!

  6. starfighter441

    starfighter441 said, about 11 hours ago

    As I recall it, they weren’t supposed to give you more than 2 hours homework, naturally every teacher figured that his subject was the only one that counted…

  7. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, about 11 hours ago

    It looks like he actually has homework to contend with. I never saw homework till I was in college.

  8. Ewal Doh

    Ewal Doh GoComics PRO Member said, about 10 hours ago


    I agree with the edit that the correction of tests is for dealing with the same issues later— exams or life. The grade would stand since that was a measure to stand. Partial credit would be how much in your opinion?

  9. Ewal Doh

    Ewal Doh GoComics PRO Member said, about 10 hours ago


    Were you ever self motivated to do something on your own?

  10. Tom Flapwell

    Tom Flapwell GoComics PRO Member said, about 8 hours ago


    Where did you go to school? I had homework due almost every school day from first grade on.

  11. bigpuma

    bigpuma said, about 7 hours ago

    Caulfield needs to bolster his resolve to ask questions? Isn’t that his favorite thing to do? I mean, besides causing trouble and pushing people’s buttons … ?

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 6 hours ago

    Since the education part doesn’t excite him he has to find other means. Until he hits college then he will be busy.

  13. Carl42SG

    Carl42SG GoComics PRO Member said, about 5 hours ago

    Two decade teacher here — in the ideal world homework is used to reinforce/review that day’s lesson. It can also be assigned as part of a long-term project. Parents are expected to assist when needed (even if it’s just providing encouragement & an appropriate place for the job to be done). Unfortunately, in many of our inner-city schools, that parent support is lacking – for several reasons, including language and educational deficits. I’ve had parents tell me flat out, “You’re the teacher. I’m not going to do your job after I’ve finished mine.” There are after-school clubs that can supply the support, but they are poorly attended.
    I teach a Special Ed class and limit my homework assignments to twice a week, but may cut that down after assessing all the above mentioned factors.

  14. ACS

    ACS said, 24 minutes ago

    (Yesterday’s post) Sonoma County has the best farmers markets and the best vendor of all is Franco’s One World Sausage. But I may be prejudiced because he is my bro-in-law. :-)

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