On A Claire Day by Carla Ventresca and Henry Beckett

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  1. miuoauntrdc

    miuoauntrdc said, about 15 hours ago


  2. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, about 14 hours ago

    This is why education is so important. For me it was hard to know what I wanted to do for a living when I graduated high school with a 1st grade education. Everyone acts like you’ve got a lot of possibilities. But that’s just a fantasy. There aren’t too many possibilities if you aren’t well educated.

  3. Olongapojoe

    Olongapojoe GoComics PRO Member said, about 13 hours ago

    “my DREAM”, typical, she justs wants someone to pay her way so she can pursue her fantasy. Women’s Lib is basically a joke, how many women have gotten great degrees and then when married decided they no longer wanted to work outside the home. I can name 2 Nurse Practitioners and a Lawyer. Can’t have it both ways ladies.

  4. fleebell

    fleebell said, about 7 hours ago


    That depends on what you happen to think is a good life. I know plenty of people that do blue collar jobs that make a good living. I also know people with a college degree working at fast food joints. It’s not the education , it’s the person and their willing to work to make a life for themselves. Your message above proves something to me and that is you would rather complain than actually work for a good life. If you don’t have any faith in yourself and your abilities don’t expect anyone else to have any either. Fantasies only happen when someone puts the work into them to make them happen. Otherwise you might just as well buy lottery tickets because you have just as small a chance of winning in life.

  5. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, about 5 hours ago


    I agree. I’m not going to buy lottery tickets. I still have to work on my education. But writing here on GoComics helps. Writing was something we didn’t do in our school. When you write you also learn to read, which is another difficulty I have – reading at a college level. We’ve got to improve our public schools! The academics in my school just didn’t exist because sports took too much importance. Sports and academics are in a conflict for resources in the public schools.

  6. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, about 5 hours ago

    Why don’t we teach the basics in our public schools? You know, reading, writing and arithmetic. Ever wonder about that? Experts say it’s because the elementary school teachers are themselves poorly educated. And if you don’t know the material yourself, it’s going to be hard to teach it. But it isn’t going to be easy to change this. Right now everyone just blames the students for not having enough gumption. But that isn’t it. The public school classes are devoid of content. Education is important, even for a blue collar job. The public schools have a goal of making sports, particularly football, a substitute for academics.

  7. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, about 5 hours ago

    The reason we have publicly funded schools in the first place was because it was determined many years ago that an education creates discipline in people. Along the way, especially with the advent of sports, we have lost that meaning. Now school is a place to park your kids until they age out. Sports gives them something consuming to do. Everyone is happy because parents don’t want wise kids. My dad enjoyed blaming me for his bad marriage. I believed him and felt bad about his bad marriage to my mother. If I were well educated I would have never stood for that. So, you see, inadequate education systems have multiple purposes for adults.

  8. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, about 5 hours ago

    I think it’s interesting that we are not to complain about how bad our schools are, when they are bad. But it’s perfectly good to complain about kids not wanting to learn. In our school I remember our classes of kids waiting for the teacher to say something. The teachers would get mad at us peering up at them from our desks. They were usually coach/teachers. They probably were incapable of teaching and were hired for their sports abilities.

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