Jeff Stahler by Jeff Stahler

Jeff Stahler

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  1. derdave969

    derdave969 said, about 15 hours ago

    Actually we need schools that educate students. We don’t have that because for a society that says “anything for the children” we don’t/won’t take the steps necessary to create schools that produce useful citizens.
    And judging by your anti-athlete stereotype I’ll bet you always got picked last for the team.

  2. 1941gko

    1941gko said, about 14 hours ago

    Sorry, That won’t Help you! They do what is needed to Win, Not to maximize M-I Complex Companies Profits with Tax Dollars!

  3. kernelcorny

    kernelcorny GoComics PRO Member said, about 14 hours ago

    Yeah, it happens when your team is ranked first in the state. I should have become manager, or waterboy.
    https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/fd070af0695546fbaa902667b5f40a76ec1b694a/0_191_2772_1665/master/2772.jpg?w=1200&q=85&auto=format&sharp=10&s=9eebcae0cb7f842b5c05ad5282af20d8
    Joe Montana at 59: ‘I can’t really run or do much’
    We go to school on you.
    You get paid.

  4. kernelcorny

    kernelcorny GoComics PRO Member said, about 13 hours ago

    grateful dead New Speedway Boogie
    Mardi Gras just starting to warm up.

  5. charlie555

    charlie555 said, about 12 hours ago

    @kernelcorny

    Thanks for the link. They sure pay the price.

  6. Mr Blawt

    Mr Blawt said, about 12 hours ago

    That defense won’t stop Zira.

  7. Zin Rosenblum

    Zin Rosenblum said, about 11 hours ago

    Simon Fletcher and Stinky Schlereth are on stand-by.

  8. dflak

    dflak said, about 10 hours ago

    Looked more like Isaac Newton out there on Sunday and he’s been dead for over 200 years.

  9. ColoradoRon

    ColoradoRon GoComics PRO Member said, about 7 hours ago

    Why our Education system in the United States is Failing
    We spend twice as much as most countries per student. In places like DC and Detroit we spend ridiculous amounts – with little effect. We are almost at the bottom of academic achievement among industrial nations. And yet, 40 years ago we were at the top. What happened?
    The main reasons our schools and students are suffering are:
    1) Unions. “The Economist” magazine had a great article a few years ago that showed nearly a 100% inverse correlation between the rise of school unions starting in about 1965 and the dramatic decline in student proficiency scores.
    2) Tenure. Why do any schools including colleges get this life-time benefit? Work hard for three or four years and get your tenure. Then you can become mediocre if not worse, and have the teacher’s union protect you. No one else in society, business or government gets tenure. It is time to go to a merit-based system where good teachers are rewarded and bad teachers are shown the door.
    Don’t get me wrong I think there are many excellent, dedicated teachers that spend countless hours outside of school, and spend their own money to help provide a better education for their students. Good teachers are heroes. Good teachers should be paid much more than what they earn today.
    3) Revisionism. Liberals are re-writing the content of what is taught – and decidedly with a left wing spin. I don’t mind teaching more about the contributions of non-white people in history — BUT not at the expense of focusing on the people that actually changed history and molded who we are today.
    Children are taught that capitalism is evil, that whites have cruelly subjugated others; that being rich is a sin; that Mother Earth is to be honored (if not worshipped), that there is no room for outdated but time-honored traditions like Christmas; that humans are toxic polluters (we exhale C02 and have an malevolent carbon footprint.) And why do we need to teach third graders about sex, or have tenth graders practice putting condoms on a banana? Really?
    I could go on, the list is much longer. Suffice it to say that Common Core is wrong. States, and especially school districts, don’t need Washington bureaucrats dictating agenda-laden classroom content.
    4) Expectations. It is truly embarrassing these days how little most high school graduates actually know, or more importantly comprehend and appreciate. We are systematically creating entire generations where only the most motivated students are actually being educated in the strictest sense. Students need to be shown that their futures are on the line. It is a very competitive world out there. How can there even be a statistic on how many illiterate high school students we graduate? Am I missing something?
    Does every high school student need to be able to quote Shakespeare and Frost, or handle second semester calculus or take four years of a foreign language? No, of course not. But we must educate our children to understand the fundamentals. We must equip them for the challenges of a modern society.
    If we think we can ride on the laurels of past U.S. innovations and achievements we are sadly mistaken. We need to raise the bar, not lower it. We need to expect more and hold both parents and students accountable.
    5) Self-absorption. We have become such a selfish nation that many parents have abrogated their sacred responsibility to raise mature and responsible citizens. The U.S. is totally self-consumed in the pursuit of instant gratification and constant entertainment.
    So many parents leave the role of education totally in the hands of the school system. They don’t participate in homework, or inspect and demand concerted school performance. Parents can become oblivious and blind to their child’s lack of effort in school if they don’t stay engaged on a daily basis.
    As a nation, we have forgotten, for the most part, the ability to focus, sacrifice, even suffer, to achieve worthy goals for our nation, our towns, our families, and when all else is done, then ourselves. It is no mistake that we have mortgaged the very future of the next generations with a crushing and staggering national debt.
    Why? So we can satisfy our own gluttony for self. Why do we call the World War II generation the greatest generation? One word – sacrifice. Where did our collective ability to “pay it forward” to future generations go?
    China and India graduate about 750,000 engineers a year combined. We are graduating 50,000 of which a significant portion are students from outside the U.S. Do you really think we can maintain our preeminence in the world if this continues?
    We scratch our heads and we complain about our education system and the quality of the minds we are preparing for the future. We did it to ourselves. We can fix it if we are willing to focus, sacrifice and suffer the consequences of years of neglect and decline.

  10. Kaffekup

    Kaffekup said, about 2 hours ago

    Magnificent; but TL; DR.

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