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Matt Bors

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  1. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    These cans are defective!
    Aren’t the Almighty Johnsons coming to American TV?

  2. Darsan54

    Darsan54 GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    Whereas the ammosexuals and Republiclans are content to destroy education by denying it funding, so the only thing the students are good for is going into the army and learning how to kill.

  3. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    @DaSharkie

    “Parents are just as important at educating their children as a teacher is. You have to push your child, make them strive harder, and set the bar higher.”

    I never see this in print, nor do I hear it uttered when pols and bureaucrats speak on the subject. ANY child psychologist can tell you how critical the first 5-6 years are to a young, developing mind. It is a outright shame, and indicative to where our society is heading when teachers must take courses in how to deal with violent students, and our schools must be secured with all manner of expensive electronic devices!
    It has always been the duty of parents to instill positive values, and train them, more by example, how to behave in public.

    But, I cannot simply criticize the parents, who must compete for their children’s attention with TV, violent video games, and other kids whom they should not be “hanging out” with. Most parents (if they are lucky enough) must BOTH work jobs today just to make ends meet! Societal mores and technology change so rapidly that it is difficult for many to keep up, much less prosper. But, I digress.

    DaSharkie is right on with this observation.

  4. zorko

    zorko GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    Actually, this is the most effective suggestion I’ve seen

  5. emptc12

    emptc12 said, 3 months ago

    The Hierarchy of Hazard Control is: Elimination, Substitution, Engineering Controls, Administrative Controls, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). I guess the Safety Sandwich would be considered PPE.
    .
    Hey, a whole new industry to provide jobs! Now, let’s squabble about government subsidies and tax deductions …

  6. ARodney

    ARodney said, 3 months ago

    No. Liberals try to DO something about it. Conservatives, apparently, love their guns more than they love their kids. It’s unfortunate when that pathology damages other people’s families.

  7. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, 3 months ago

    Thomas Thieme: Not quite a century. Farming was a significant part of the economy up until just after WW-I, when it was replace by imported food (United Fruit, etc.). Prohibition got the blame for blame for post-WW-I social breakdown. Who can get emotional of social breakdown due to rapid urbanization? Despite the popular song of the time, “How’re you gonna keep them down on the farm after they’ve seen Pa-ree?”

  8. NeoconMan

    NeoconMan said, 3 months ago

    Anyone want to invest in my startup company that makes bullet proof backpacks for children?

  9. mikefive

    mikefive said, 3 months ago

    @NeoconMan

    You’re too late. They already sell a bullet proof insert for back packs.

  10. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    Make child proof bullets.

  11. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, 3 months ago

    During the 1970s, middle class people found that, if the woman worked outside the home in addition to the man, there would be more disposable income. By the early 1980s, prices for cars and houses had more than doubled. Coincidence?

    By the time we heard our “Morning in America” speech, it was basically a requirement for both parents to work fulltime just to chase the American dream. Once we became dependent on TV and daycare centers for the formative years of our childrens’ development, there was a marked decline in pupil readiness, which continues to this day.

    I saw a documentary recently of the Finnish school system, reported by Morgan Spurlock. The Finns score among the top in almost all measurements of educational value. He spent some time in a Finnish high school. The school day is about 5 hours long. Breaks between classes are at least 15 minutes long, and pupils are allowed to socialize and even walk outside! Homework almost always takes less than a half hour. And they still score way higher than we do in math, science, and the humanities.

    There are better systems. If we were smart, we would research those that work and determine why they do, and how to apply their methods to our particular needs. We would also research what doesn’t seem to work, to try to eliminate same.

    There will always be resistance to change. This doesn’t mean that we can’t change anything. We have the resources and the need: education is our nation’s future.

  12. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, 3 months ago

    @DaSharkie

    “As for the point of the toon, school shootings have not had a dramatic spike as of late. Nor have gun murders, nor has violent crime.”

    This has nothing to do with the point of the "toon. The point is that the very fact that someone has produced such a product is an admission that school shootings are just a fact of life these days, implying nothing can be done.

    The reason it is accepted is that it is apparent that prevention is not a priority; therefore we should just get used to it. There used to be an expression comparing an ounce of prevention to a pound of cure, but it evidently does not apply when guns are involved. And that is sad.

    And that is all that the ’toon is about. The fact that things are not statistically worse does not prove that things are better.

    “But if it bleeds, it leads.”

    And that’s why these people buy the guns and shoot up schools to begin with: so they can get publicity and go out in a blaze of glory. Once again, prevention….oh, why bother?

  13. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    @ARodney

    Conservatives, apparently, love their guns more than they love their kids.

    You might consider that they don’t want their children to have to live in a world where they haven’t the freedoms that should be the natural right of any sentient being.
    Consider that the Constitution does not grant rights to citizens. It recognizes that the rights of the citizen are superior to governmental authority to restrict those rights.
    Until you understand that one simple thing, you will be unable to engage in meaningful discussion on the topic.

  14. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    @DaSharkie

    Show me where there is evidence that the amount of money spent per pupil on education has any effect on the quality of that education?

    Too easy!
    Total spending in MPS was $11,277 per student in 2005-‘06.
    (Milwaukee Public Schools)
    Education Department figures show that the average private elementary school tuition in America is less than $2,500.
    I don’t know how much clearer it can be.

  15. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    @DaSharkie

    “And which group performed better on objective evaluation?”

    Sorry. I thought it was a well-known fact that the MPS results were incredibly sub-optimal.
    74% of the students actually graduate within six years. If you insist on four years, then it is only 71%. But if you wanted to test the graduates against non-union-controlled private schools, I don’t have any figures on that. I only know for certain that most parents want to get their kids out of the schools and that the public school advocates are doing everything that they can do to prevent any child escaping their barns.

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