Ozy and Millie by Dana Simpson

Ozy and Millie

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  1. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, about 3 years ago

    Would have been far better to teach them the material.
    “OK, class, we were supposed to be teaching you 4th grade material, but we are a couple of grades behind. So, we’ll cheat instead.” Boy, that sure sends a great message…

  2. Coyoty

    Coyoty GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Thar be yer dirty word, Josh. Ye can move on ta another comic strip ta complain ’bout this ’n now.

  3. Neo Stryder

    Neo Stryder said, about 3 years ago

    What a lazy teacher, if you want to do that, teach him tricks to retain information, or better, teach in a way they can retain information.

  4. puddleglum1066

    puddleglum1066 said, about 3 years ago

    Couple years ago, I was covering a study hall, and the TV monitors in all the study halls were running (pretty much all day, on a loop) a program of advice about how to take standardized tests. The advice included getting a good night’s sleep, having a good breakfast, and lots of generic strategy for multiple choice testing (answer the ones you know first, then go back and see if you can narrow to two possible answers before guessing, etc.)… the one thing they never mentioned was knowing the material… which the kids could have been studying if they’d not been made to watch this video on test-taking strategies.

  5. Richard

    Richard GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Ahhhh. Ozy but you are learning.
    Learning how to take the tests and make good scores.
    Never mind the content just pass the test.
    And keep the perception down to a minimum.
    Don’t lay all your cards on the table.

  6. Darwinskeeper

    Darwinskeeper said, about 3 years ago


    The problem is that they’re spending so much time with testing that it takes time away from useful learning.

  7. Richard

    Richard GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago


    I remember back years ago in school being selected to partake in a new revolutionary type of teaching.
    Self Motivated….It was the SRA method.
    There were these big containers with learning materials. My task was to start at One and go to the end. There were like thirty of these things. All with different stuff to learn. I finished all thirty in about a month and a half. Took all the tests. Scored at 100% Took the final 100%. Then sat for the rest of the school year while everyone else caught up. They had to give me stuff to stay busy. I went to reading the Encyclopedias.
    I am a “scan” reader as I can look at a page of words and tell you the story without reading each individual word. I was told it was a form of speed reading as I seem to see only the important words. I do that typing as I will leave out what to me would be non essential words. A form of shorthand without the squiggles and marks. I take notes that way. Only the important words leaving out the rest. The important words trigger the sentence in my mind.

  8. Ermine Notyours

    Ermine Notyours said, about 3 years ago

    I like how quickly the teacher’s ears pivot through the hat.

  9. Me3000

    Me3000 said, about 3 years ago

    Dana telling it like it is

  10. bopard

    bopard said, about 3 years ago


    And was, and ever will be. Only accurate test is the essay exam. You won’t see too many of these in public school. Takes way too much time to grade these.
    Air Force induction can be nasty too. They give you story problems and all the answers that LOOK right. You have to be able to run the formula in your head to find out which one is right. I enjoy the find the shape. There are 5 basic shapes. One of them is hidden in a drawing of a pile of coat hangers.

  11. Josh  Lyons

    Josh Lyons said, about 3 years ago


    Oh, I like this comic, it’s cute. Too bad Dana Simpson didn’t do both. This strip is a variation of other comics, both old school and new: Pogo, Winnie The Pooh, Kevin & Kell and of course, Endtown

  12. Richard

    Richard GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Sounds like the Texas STAAR tests.
    They spend weeks studying the test before taking it.
    Teachers go to classes to learn how to teach to the test.
    They even have an online site to make Practice tests so kids can learn how to do it.
    Required passing the final one to get your diploma. You can graduate and be done but if you don’t pass the test NO diploma.

  13. Reynard61

    Reynard61 said, about 3 years ago

    @ Ozy: In a word: Yes.

  14. Josh  Lyons

    Josh Lyons said, about 3 years ago


    Oh, I know Dana DID this one first! The posters told me that two years ago! I just wish she continued this comic along with Heavenly Nostrils. Other cartoonists have. But I guess she had to drop this comic to work on the new one. Which is a smash hit! One last thing: Is Heavenly Nostrils also in the newspapers? (Uh, you do remember those, don’t you?) Be honest.

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