Frazz by Jef Mallett

Frazz

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  1. Leo Autodidact

    Leo Autodidact said, over 2 years ago

    Why don’t they just put Caulfield on “Independent Study”?
    (or don’t they have that in third grade?)

  2. TheSkulker

    TheSkulker said, over 2 years ago

    @Leo Autodidact

    And lose all that comic material???

  3. kroykali

    kroykali said, over 2 years ago

    Caufield could probably teach the math class.

  4. mblase75

    mblase75 said, over 2 years ago

    Caulfield would never do independent study if he was told to. He only pursues it because he’s not supposed to.

  5. magicwalnut

    magicwalnut GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I got demoted from 1-A to 1-B for reading ahead in the book…True story, Right here in Michigan!

  6. Agingstoner

    Agingstoner said, over 2 years ago

    @Leo Autodidact

    There are very few provisions for gifted children in the public schools nowadays, except perhaps in magnet schools. A typical school budgets six figures or more for so-called “special ed”, i.e., giving low-achieving students special interventions, but less than a thousand for gifted and talented.

  7. bigpuma

    bigpuma said, over 2 years ago

    @kroykali

    “Probably”? The way he’s portrayed, he could teach math to grad students at Cal Tech. I’d be curious to see his teaching style.

  8. 1MadHat

    1MadHat GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    OOH! I would have been in trouble.. I’d have all my textbooks read before class started.

  9. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Caufield just goes his own way. He needs to be able to concentrate without ear plugs.

  10. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 2 years ago

    Trust me, I can quite easily imagine it. I’m having a tough time imagining public school teachers enthusiastic about teaching, instead of just slogging through the days not doing anything of consequence.

  11. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, over 2 years ago

    The reason she was like that is because she wasn’t much of a reader herself. That’s the funny thing about English majors – often they don’t like to read. I had one English professor tell the class how great Readers Digest condensed books were so he could browse through them fast and be ready to handle questions at parties. Hemingway even said English professors can’t write.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    That isn’t necessarily true.

  13. Tomielm

    Tomielm GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    My English teachers were my favorite people. They were intelligent, involved, and really cared for us. I’m sorry for those commenters here who had a bad experience, but the trite old saying, “Those who can, do. Those can’t do, teach.” indicates that the speaker can probably do neither. I like the bumper sticker that states: If you can read this, thank a teacher."

    Granted, there are teachers who should choose another profession—some don’t even like kids. And there are those I wouldn’t want teaching my kids because even the kids are smarter than they are. But the simple truth is there are competent and incompetent folks in all professions. Unfortunately some of you were exposed to the latter.

  14. bigpuma

    bigpuma said, over 2 years ago

    @Tomielm

    “My English teachers were my favorite people.”

    Yes. Yes, indeed.

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