Peanuts by Charles Schulz


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  1. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, over 3 years ago

    Ahhh. PTA. The bygone days when the schools wanted to know what the parents thought.

  2. pouncingtiger

    pouncingtiger said, over 3 years ago

    I’m not a liberal socialist, but are you advocating NOT educating little kids?

  3. K.C. Fahel

    K.C. Fahel said, over 3 years ago


    It still exists. At my daughters’ school, it’s called PTG (Parent/Teacher Group). I used to go to the meetings, until they changed it to 8:30am…you know, when I’m on my way to work, and my husband is on his way HOME from work. So, I guess they care what some parents think…just not the working ones.

  4. MrBillinvt

    MrBillinvt GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Its funny the things we remember from our childhood, isn’t it? I was thinking the same thing…

  5. skeeterhawk

    skeeterhawk said, over 3 years ago

    Trying to kiss his … er trying to butter him up CB? Yes, I can hear the wa wa waah. It’s probably getting a little louder and sterner by now. I think PTAs still exist out here in the ‘desolate boonies’ (conservative rural areas).

  6. jflyn123

    jflyn123 said, over 3 years ago

    The PTA is mostly a fund raiser now to fill in where people that don’t want to pa taxes to support the school. Mostly done by the teachers becaues it’s hard to find concerned parents anymore.

  7. LarryW2LJ

    LarryW2LJ said, over 3 years ago

    And that’s the problem in a nut shell.

  8. dreadlokz

    dreadlokz said, over 3 years ago


    Yes, hurry up and get PUNISHED already!! (Not that I’m trying to be harsh.)

  9. JoeCoolLives

    JoeCoolLives said, over 3 years ago

    @K.C. Fahel

    ‘Sounds like they might just care about input from those who can show up…but it’s been thirty years since I was in a PTA meeting…I’m sure the entire process has changed dramatically…and not just the word ‘group’ for ‘association’ –
    Public Education in the USA has gone to the, uh, dogs…not literally, of course…but political correctness and the ACLU have poisoned it like everything else that they touch…
    The very idea that a student can “cuss out” a teacher with obscenities – and not just in the hall or outside, but in front of the entire class, and just get a gentle reprimand but not expulsion is one of the most outrageous things I’ve ever read about regarding our schools…This is more evidence of the system clearly admitting that they cannot take the necessary steps to keep order in schools, that they are giving in with the hiring of under-qualified teachers, and their knuckling-under to students who have NO RESPECT for any kind of authority. To be a teacher today in many of our public high schools must be like reporting for duty in hell every morning…
    Without enforced discipline and respect for the authority invested in the teachers and administration, the school system not only cannot educate, it can’t even keep a semblance of order…it is broken – totally.
    The last generation to receive a decent education in American public schools is approaching middle age – so who will run the country in the future? – kids who leveled obscenities at the teacher rather than learning?
    ‘Not to worry – at the rate we are going, the generation cussing their way through school will inherit a broken country with unfathomable debt as their legacy…learning their history and physics, math and english(?), etc. won’t help them…God only knows what WILL….

  10. Kris Jackson

    Kris Jackson said, over 3 years ago

    Our principal would scream at the cowering child that he was going to send him to reform school. He was a towering menace behind his desk and I was a weeping mess before him. This was for any infraction.

  11. kea

    kea said, over 3 years ago


    what makes you think they’re bygone? parents run schools these days – much to their detriment

  12. Number Three

    Number Three said, over 3 years ago

    Is that a drop of sweat running from Charlie Brown’s forehead in the last panel?

    Charlie Brown is making SMALL talk while ahead they MIGHT be BIG trouble.

    But I hope there isn’t…


  13. water_moon

    water_moon said, over 3 years ago


    “The PTA is mostly a fund raiser now to fill in where people that don’t want to pa taxes to support the school. Mostly done by the teachers becaues it’s hard to find concerned parents anymore.”
    Ours is a “PTO” but there are no teachers involved (expect when the band teacher needs a new instrument and starts begging us for funds), just the parents and the principal trying to keep up a school that’s falling apart and no funds to fix it. Just finished, AC in the gym! Up next, fixing the bathrooms with the 3 inch cracks!

  14. angusdad

    angusdad said, over 3 years ago


    It’s very typical today where kids can do whatever they want and the principal and administration back them, leaving the teacher to hang in the wind. They are so afraid of the parents that they won’t do the right thing.

  15. iced tea

    iced tea said, over 3 years ago

    I remember my days in the P.T.O. (Parent Teachers Organization) and then the P.T.A. I had the time of my life. I hope Charlie Brown’s parents belong to the P.T.A. like Mr. and Mrs. Van Pelt do.

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