One Big Happy by Rick Detorie

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  1. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 2 years ago

    We should be copying Finland. They and Japan are at the top in achievements of teaching students.
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    Joe gives an interesting report on the humble potato at creators.com.

  2. rkorny

    rkorny GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    You’ve got my vote!

  3. J Nichols-MacDonald

    J Nichols-MacDonald said, about 2 years ago

    Japan has high test scores because they only educate and test their “elite” students. In America, we educate and test EVERY student. If we only tested our elite students, we would outperform them. I believe it that strongly because look at the Nobel Prizes, USA has one over 300. Second place is England with less than 200.

  4. EarlP2

    EarlP2 said, about 2 years ago

    @J Nichols-MacDonald

    Good point — But we still have a 2-sided problem with education in the USA. 1) Some are still being left behind, often because of poverty or ethnicity. 2) In a miss-guided effort to include, we have “dumbed down” our general education. (I’ve taught entry level college.)

  5. Jeff0811

    Jeff0811 said, about 2 years ago

    In the old guys on money frame, 2 questions, 1, how long has Conan O’Brien been on US currency?, and 2, What denomination is he on?

  6. celecca

    celecca GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Ruthie – I was with you until the last one!

  7. sueamarlucan

    sueamarlucan GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Uh, Ruthie…ckeck the ingredients on the “kibble” bag. It (most of the time) has chicken as the first ingredient. Any food for predators needs protien or they die young. Get used to it….protien is important and animals eating each other is part of life.

  8. Linguist

    Linguist said, about 2 years ago

    @Jeff0811

    The $3 Bill !

  9. LogicalDuck

    LogicalDuck said, about 2 years ago

    @EarlP2

    “In a miss-guided effort to include, we have “dumbed down” our general education”
    Made me smile ;-)

  10. Strod

    Strod said, about 2 years ago

    @J Nichols-MacDonald

    Yes, but don’t forget that of those 337 Nobel laureates from the USA, around 100 were immigrants educated at least in part in their birth countries. Also, a disproportionately high number of the rest were children of immigrants. (And a couple, like the American Friends Service Committee are organizations, not people).
      
    The point is that if you take away the immigrants and look at the number of laureates as a proportion of the population (because a country with 300 million people is expected to have 300 as many laureates as one with 1 million if all else is equal), then the USA will not look as overwhelmingly good as you think it does.
     
    The complete list of Nobel laureates is here.   Note that not all the immigrants are identified in that list.

  11. Iluvnancy

    Iluvnancy said, about 2 years ago

    Read any forums with reader replies (replys) and check the spelling and grammar (grammer) . Frightening how poorly people write (rite). And don’t even mention punctuation.

    Yes, you can tell I am old. We used to have 10 new words to spell and understand every week, even through high school years ago.

    I owe much of my success at university to Miss Florence Dahlberg who taught academic English in Monmouth IL when I had the good fortune to be one of her students.

    And further success to Dr. Durward Prudden who taught social studies at NYU, again many years ago. (I know, it is not a pure complete sentence, it is literary embellishment) He had his students learn to outline, check facts, and understands the subtleties of propaganda.

    I feel sorry for bright students who are being short changed by the dumbing down of education. Of course, it serves the powers that be, since people don’t think critically and make intelligently thought out choices.

  12. punslinger

    punslinger said, about 2 years ago

    The Japanese (especially men) DROP DEAD much earlier than the rest of us…All that stress from such an early age takes a toll!

  13. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 2 years ago

    @Iluvnancy

    Do you do that to those who still write you letters? There is something called decorum and etiquette too. Even I sometimes do not check punctuation in my haste to get the information that I consider more important than its grammatical construction out.
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    However I endeavor to be as close to correct as possible.

  14. calvinsfriend110

    calvinsfriend110 said, about 2 years ago

    I agree on the chess thing.

  15. hcr1985

    hcr1985 said, about 2 years ago

    I kinda like number 7 about no computers or smartphones. That is all too true about our families today!!

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