Frazz by Jef Mallett


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  1. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Damn that kid for asking such probing questions! (smile) If it isn’t on the test it isn’t relevant. (Seriously that is the extent and damage to our education system.)

  2. mdcdjg2008

    mdcdjg2008 said, about 3 years ago

    Most of my teachers growing up didn’t mind “i’m just curious” questions as long as it was on the subject they were currently trying teach, but would get flustered if we went off topic.

  3. Richard S. Russell

    Richard S. Russell GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    I think Ground Zero is in the middle of Manhattan.
    Not sure about Square 1.
    Isn’t that why God invented Google?

  4. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, about 3 years ago

    re: night gaunt

    It’s scary stuff. We had much more difficult tests in the 1980s, but since today’s teachers don’t teach the basics now, they whine about “teaching to the test”.

  5. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, about 3 years ago

    1 Baltimore St.
    Gettysburg, PA 17325-2306

    A Gettysburg address, in time for the 150th anniversary of the battle in just one month!

  6. magicwalnut

    magicwalnut GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    I’m a retired teacher. , I LOVED any question that wasn’t, “Will this be on the test?”

  7. Paul Roese

    Paul Roese GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    this is like the gag with Lucy and the football. the teacher should know by now never to ask if there are ant questions. now all kids need to know are the answers to the questions on the state evaluation tests they have to take.

  8. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, about 3 years ago

    And he’ll get there on her nerves!

  9. DevilsNight

    DevilsNight said, about 3 years ago


    I had a teacher that would answer that question with “Plan that every thing will be on the test”

  10. JiminNYC

    JiminNYC said, about 3 years ago

    I will always take Caulfield’s reaction when he learned what it meant that Mrs. Olson’s sciatic nerve was flaring up:

    “I’ve been REPLACED?????”

  11. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, about 3 years ago

    do teachers actually teach anymore, or do they teach to the test and give out packet work.

  12. Gee Man

    Gee Man GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago


    On what do you base your assertion that today’s tests are easier?

    I am a teacher – I took my departmental exams (our standardized grade 12 core subject tests) in 1985-86; by the time I was doing my student teaching, 1993-94, the new tests were already significantly more difficult, despite no changes to the curricula – we had a library of all the previous test booklets to use as practice banks, so I could compare the most recent with the actual exam I took. Throughout my years of teaching high school, the trend remained for the level required by the test to escalate (in the form of more complex questions, and higher level-questioning – more application/analysis/critical thinking versus simple recall questions), regardless of changes, or lack thereof in the curriculum. In the elementary system, my own daughter is being introduced to concepts in math, for example, a couple grades ahead I where it was when I went through school.

    I really grow tired of people who don’t know the first thing about what goes on in schools speaking as if they do – usually to denigrate what students and teachers currently do, which is simply a way to feel smug about supposedly being smarter than the current generation.

  13. water_moon

    water_moon said, about 3 years ago

    @Gee Man

    Excellent points.

    My daughter is doing addition and subtraction in her Kindergarden, which I know for a fact we didn’t get to until 1st grade, and my first grade school won the Presidential Medal for Excellence in Education that year!!

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago


    They “whine” about being limited to the test. You just have a beef against teachers.

  15. Varnes

    Varnes said, about 3 years ago

    Gee Man, I get tired of the strange attitude some people have about schools, kids and teachers these days, too. And, Dang,
    it’s difficult to discuss the issues with somebody who doesn’t have a clue about the subject they’re talking about…..

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