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Jeff Danziger

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  1. Kali39

    Kali39 said, about 1 year ago

    What’s he saying? Blessed are the cheesemakers?

  2. Stipple

    Stipple said, about 1 year ago

    The string through the fingers game, I never could get the hang of it.
    One of the core items that is neglected in today’s schools.

  3. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Stipple

    Unless you are Inuit.

  4. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Stipple

    One of the nurses who worked with my father gave me a book on native American finger string figures. We took a trip from Denver to Corpus Christi in 1969, and the week long drive was occupied with those devilish devices!

  5. rpmurray

    rpmurray said, about 1 year ago

    Maybe we ought to go back to rote memorization; that seems to be working for the countries that score higher than the US on tests.

  6. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Here’s an idea for teachers to try…teach the kids. If they don’t get at least a “C” average on every subject, THEY FLUNK, and have to repeat the entire School Year!
    It was that way for YEARS before the “Psychologists” and “Family Counselors” got involved.

  7. Ruff

    Ruff GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    And two of them playing cats cradle. Precious….

  8. amorris

    amorris said, about 1 year ago

    @masterskrain

    Not mainly the psychologists and counselors, though they played a part, the main reason teachers can’t flunk students is parents and lawyers.

  9. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @Debt Free

    Conservative teachings? I’m sure the Cato institute has something in mind, or completely out of it.

  10. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, about 1 year ago

    ahab: or Polynesian.

  11. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, about 1 year ago

    @masterskrain

    “It was that way for YEARS before the “Psychologists” and “Family Counselors” got involved.”

    It was. That was while they were still committed to an educated populace. When they decided they could accomplish more with an uneducated populace, they went to psychologists and ‘counselors’ and social engineering.

    They call it ‘education’, but it should be spelled ‘propaganda’.

  12. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, about 1 year ago

    Today is the first day of school (Mon)
    From what I hear and read teachers are supposed to teach how to take a standardized test. Jeb! is still behind some of it.

  13. pirate227

    pirate227 said, about 1 year ago

    @DrCanuck

    Apparently you’re not familiar with the much criticized No Child Left Behind policy or you’d get the reference.

  14. Enoki

    Enoki said, about 1 year ago

    The biggest obstacles to good education in America today are the federal Department of Education followed by colleges of Education at universities. A bigger bunch of well documented idiots has never existed before in history.

  15. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 1 year ago

    Oh, for God’s sake. They weren’t listening to the psychologists. Psychologists (of which I am one) would tell you that schools would benefit from using a learning styles cycle (as they do in the UK and elsewhere), that you need a common curriculum that is based on state of the art science (as they do in Finland, with the best public schools in the world), and that different children learn in different ways, so you need either more resources for different styles or you need more teachers teaching in a more complex way.
    What we GOT were local school boards jamming their ignorant prejudices into schools (as in Texas) or relying on simplistic testing (which doesn’t work, but sure looks pretty and provides numbers), or fixed curricula relying on rote learning (which has limited usefulness), or people pushing religion into science courses.
    Don’t blame the psychologists — they know better.

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