Frazz by Jef Mallett


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  1. Alexikakos

    Alexikakos said, over 3 years ago

    Too lazy too, or incapable of, working out the answers on her own. (She lost the key, not the school board.)

  2. simpsonfan2

    simpsonfan2 said, over 3 years ago

    Unfair to the ones who got an ‘A’. It only helps the dumb ones.

  3. Varnes

    Varnes said, over 3 years ago

    You know, I love Jeff, but he’s never been a teacher….Not having the answer key is no problem at all. Just ask a couple of the A students what the answers are….Even if a couple are wrong, (And believe me, other students will call them out on it!), it will stimulate discussion of why, and every one will learn more than they would have in the first place……BTW, just because you are the teacher doesn’t mean you can’t be humble at times like that…It’s your job as a teacher to show how to react and recover from such things…You think you’re teaching math, science or Language arts….? What you are really doing is modeling how to live a life…You’re on stage, everybody in the room is looking at you…If you can’t be real when you mess up, stay away from teaching……Kids are screwed up enough already….

  4. Blackwolff9

    Blackwolff9 GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    She couldn’t just… cancel… the quiz?

  5. Jenn Lawson

    Jenn Lawson said, over 3 years ago


  6. olddog1

    olddog1 said, over 3 years ago

    In the 50s I can’t remember a test that the teacher didn’t create her/himself. She should know the answers.

  7. hearthknitter

    hearthknitter said, over 3 years ago


    Varnes, there should be more teachers like you. You seem to leave your ego at home and manage to think a bit outside the box. Wish my boys had run into more — hell, SOME — teachers like you.

  8. Rainfoot

    Rainfoot said, over 3 years ago

    I rather like this strip because of Caufields statement.

  9. T_Lexi

    T_Lexi said, over 3 years ago

    Good comment, Varnes… : ) Every great teacher that I ever had always said they were constantly learning from their students (and that was one of the things they loved about it.)

  10. twypsi

    twypsi said, over 3 years ago

    There is no better way to learn than by teaching!

  11. James_s_henry

    James_s_henry GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    Amen … amen.

  12. androscoggin

    androscoggin said, over 3 years ago

    I had some teachers like Ms. Varnes. They were the best!

  13. bigpuma

    bigpuma said, over 3 years ago

    Three of the kids appear to be chagrined by this news. They don’t want to settle for Bs. Jef Mallett doesn’t make who’s-smart-and-who-isn’t a prominent theme in “Frazz”? Heck, no!.

  14. pshapley

    pshapley said, over 3 years ago


    Last year my son’s (8th grade) Language Arts teacher tried the discussion method, with two supposedly identical classes. The kids in the second class, however, were better at arguing for their answers, and ended up with a higher average scores — there were at least two questions (out of 20 on the quiz ) where my son’s answers were marked wrong, but his friends in the second class had the same responses marked right. And the teacher was too lazy to go back and “fix” the scores from the first class.

  15. David B

    David B said, over 3 years ago

    This teacher is either lazy, unqualified, or both?
    When I can’t find my answer key, I grab the smartest persons paper and grade it while verifying the answers. Voila, I have an answer key with all work shown.
    Also, I’m smart enough to scan it onto my laptop so that all I need is a printer.

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