Ozy and Millie by Dana Simpson

Ozy and Millie

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  1. kaykeyser

    kaykeyser said, about 1 year ago

    Maybe Both?

  2. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, about 1 year ago

    It says something that homeschoolers consistently outscore public schoolers by wide margins. Despite the 10,000 per student spent on average (DOE) and an average class size in the U.S. of 20. (It was 33 when I was in public school, by comparison).
    .
    It also says something that my grandad, who graduated from MNS in 1907, was far better trained to be a teacher than today’s teachers. The party degree + 1 year of actual teacher training has resulted in a class of teachers since ~1995 that know less math, science, history, geography, and teaching methods than the typical high school graduate in 1985.

  3. artybee

    artybee said, about 1 year ago

    I don’t know why they never invited Millie. She gets less from school than Ozy.

  4. Michael Farren

    Michael Farren GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Got a cite for all that, Nab, or are you just making stuff up again?

  5. jimmyh43105

    jimmyh43105 GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    I love that Ozy’s sitting on his dad’s tail the whole time.

  6. Tandembuzz

    Tandembuzz said, 12 months ago

    Gotta wonder what the statistics on home-schooling would be if all the kids growing up in poverty were home-schooled instead of attending public school.
    Nor really a fair statistical comparison, as home-schooled kids are predominantly to be from middle-class families with well-educated parents.

  7. Scyphi

    Scyphi GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    The perks of your home existing as it’s own political entity.

  8. Veteran

    Veteran GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Hey,
    No more paying school taxes. He can pay himself.
    If Ozy is introverted now homeschool him and he can go deeper into it.
    I don’t think Millie is going to stand for it. Of course she may like it but mom will not agree.

  9. Darwinskeeper

    Darwinskeeper said, 12 months ago

    @Veteran

    Therein lies the rub.

    While I could easily imagine a homeschooled Ozzy learning more than he could in school there is the point of socialization. One of the school systems unspoken functions is to help you learn to deal with people or at least get used to being around them. This may not be a problem with most homeschooled families but with Ozzy that could be a problem. If I were homeschooled I’d probably never would have talked to anybody until college.

  10. Happy, happy, happy!!!

    Happy, happy, happy!!! GoComics PRO Member said, 12 months ago

    Both my sister and brother tried home schooling.
    They gave it up because the kids wanted to be with friends.
    And play sports.
    And be in a school band.

  11. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, 12 months ago

    Ozy’s father is inependently wealthy, so he can afford to do this.

  12. rdh288

    rdh288 said, 12 months ago

    @Darwinskeeper

    Exactly. I was homeschooled, and I think just about everyone with a capable parent should be, but you need human interaction. His problem isn’t knowledge, it’s dealing with people.

    Not saying that homeschool keeps you away from everyone. As a homeschooler though, I was at church every Sunday and Wednesday, and twenty weeks out of the year I was in a supplemental group with other homeschoolers on Mondays, and in a homeschool soccer team on Fridays.

  13. bopard

    bopard said, 12 months ago

    @Michael Farren

    (Don’t be lazy McFar. Set your browser to ‘’why johnny can’t read’’ 1955 wasn’t the first year drop in literacy was noticed.)
    .
    Why would a kid have 2nd thoughts about learning from a near immortal? ?Boys just don’t like school?

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 12 months ago

    @Tandembuzz

    Over 70% of home schoolers are Christian and don’t study from the same text books that public schoolers do.

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 12 months ago

    @rdh288

    I was self schooled, but still had to go to public school. So in some ways I am like Ozy. But only in some ways of course.

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