Lisa Benson by Lisa Benson

Lisa Benson

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  1. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, almost 2 years ago

    Keep the Bushmaster’s out the first grade classroom, Lisa, he’ll come along.

  2. Dypak

    Dypak GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    If you don’t mind, please. They can read it just fine. The problem is that they can’t COMPREHEND a darn thing they read. Why can’t we fix things? We’re barking at the wrong problems.

  3. zoidknight

    zoidknight said, almost 2 years ago

    @wmconelly

    You mean the liberals’ dumbing down of education so that anyone can graduate.

  4. zoidknight

    zoidknight said, almost 2 years ago

    @Dypak

    Sadly, they have both problems. Because we have to pass them no matter what.

  5. moderateisntleft

    moderateisntleft said, almost 2 years ago

    @Ms. Ima

    YAWN! all bad things are Obama’s fault – or the broken record that is Ima……

  6. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, almost 2 years ago

    @Dypak

    Additionally, as evidenced by the postings from some who were admittedly home-schooled, some kids aren’t taught how to think.

  7. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, almost 2 years ago

    @HOWGOZIT

    If you can blame Obama for anything on this one, it is for not repealing “No Child Left Behind” and getting rid of the current standardized test systems it uses. The current crop of college students are the first to have been brought up through the NCLB era, and they are lucky to have an 8th grade reading comprehension.
    The biggest issue is rewarding schools for doing well on standardized testing. In order to get the money, schools only teach to pass a test, not how to critically think or problem solve, and have no idea how to approach a problem or question that does not have a direct answer. Now, colleges have had to lower their acceptance standards in order to get students into them, so campuses have become “13th grade” where instead of taking in only the brightest young minds, they take in everybody, lowering the acceptable standards in the classroom.
    Just like Bush’s wars, the education system in this country will take years to set right again. You complain about people still blaming Bush, but his legacy as the most collossal screw up we have ever had as a President will STILL be affecting things AFTER Obama leaves the White House.

  8. ODon

    ODon said, almost 2 years ago

    @ossiningaling

    Some of those kids who didn’t learn to think are now adult posters who chose to ignore that which does not reflect their narrow “beliefs.”

  9. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, almost 2 years ago

    @ScottPM

    Perhaps you’re unaware that the countries that spend more money on education are running intellectual circles around American students? Americans are being relegated to Walmart employees while most of our tech jobs, engineering jobs, and upper level management jobs are being taken by foreign workers. At this rate, we will have to amend the Constitution because we won’t have any natural born citizens qualified to be President.

  10. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 2 years ago

    @zoidknight

    While I was in training in the military, quite a few were set back in their training two weeks so that they could learn what they had not yet learned in the time allotted. Our drill instructor explained these set backs by asking a question. “Do you really want a guy that doesn’t know what he’s doing in a fox hole with you?” Although the consequences of not having learned the material in our education system is not as dire as not having learned the material in a military setting, the consequences have a lifetime effect. By automatically passing children from grade to grade, they are deprived of the “tools” necessary to survive well as adults. We use the term “raise children”, and that seems to be the goal of the present system of education. The goal should be to raise a functional adult. If the child hasn’t learned the material then hold them back until they do learn the material. If the child is unable to learn the material then look at some kind of alternative training for them.

  11. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, almost 2 years ago

    For decades, this country has denigrated teachers, mocked intellectualism, and elevated celebrity and sports prowess over science and smarts. And now we wonder why our education system underperforms.

  12. coraryan

    coraryan GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Starts in the home. Parents don’t “parent” anymore, and in way too many cases, there is only one parent in the home. That is a complicated problem. Could start by allowing welfare for only one illegitimate kid. Have more than one, you’re on your own, sweetie! I bet they would find birth control pretty damn quick! Oh, I forgot Planned Parenthood! Just go get a free abortion paid for by the taxpayers. But a lot of women want that government “mamma money”. Then ignore the kids. No wonder they can’t read.

  13. SpicyNacho

    SpicyNacho GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    My wife and I found out one of my kids was eligible for head start prior to kindergarden. We pulled her out 2 weeks in because she was regressing, and the “experts” insisted we were making the wrong decision. The reality is that the less kids they have, the less money they have. We put her in a private pre-kindergarden class that was a more traditional classroom setting.
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    The so called experts were wrong and she is flourishing now while all the kids that have disrupted her elementary school classes through the years are many of the head start program kids we witnessed for two weeks.

  14. SpicyNacho

    SpicyNacho GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    No Child left behind is a reauthorization of LBJ’s “war on poverty” Elementary and Secondary Education Act. It was Bush reaching across the aisle to work with Ted Kennedy and it passed with bipartisan support in Congress. I couldn’t agree more in that it is garbage (look at its roots).
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    Government just can’t resist acting just to act, and feel good about taking action. Just look at the current gun CONTROL executive actions.

  15. Stipple

    Stipple said, almost 2 years ago

    @ScottPM

    Hmm, posting replies to your own posts, posts incoherant with ?, and wording chosen to offend.
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    That and the way phrasing and syntax are used.
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    Who does this remind us of? ScottPM is an alias for the other troll with the aversion to her own gender.
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    Double the DERP, win win for trolldom.

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