In my opinion, Caulfield’s absolute best moment of compassionate interaction with both students and staff was Feb 8, 2015. Liked that better than any I have seen since. That might have been the last of its kind. I don’t remember any since then that were outstanding in that way.
Another excellent quality in Frazz strips is that, compared to many actual school environments, not one student has attempted to dominate another by either sarcasm or threat.
However, I can also understand Mallett’s reasons for not introducing the ugly into this idyllic setting. As a teacher for 25 years, I would have enjoyed experiencing a few times a year where I did not need to keep an eye out for the kind of behavior that took some of the joy out of the days.