Peanuts by Charles Schulz

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  1. Linux0s

    Linux0s said, 4 months ago

    Charlie Brown is wondering “what’s a peer group rating?”

  2. Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper)

    Jo Clear (aka: Grasshopper) said, 4 months ago

    Well at least you have a peer group Linus…I didn’t…

  3. orinoco womble

    orinoco womble GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    I think we can see why her rating was so low…

  4. dheine1971

    dheine1971 GoComics PRO Member said, 4 months ago

    What’s a PEER-GROUP rating?

  5. drbethsk8s

    drbethsk8s said, 4 months ago

    It’s an old concept of making comparisons among groups of children to assess how they may do in the future. I also appears to be making a comeback: http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2013/04/new_state_school_reports_draw.html

  6. dflak

    dflak said, 4 months ago

    I bet she had like almost no Facebook friends.

  7. route66paul

    route66paul said, 4 months ago

    If they would take into account how much money the parents have, they would be closer to the truth. Many kids go to college because mom and dad can pay for it. Kids in poor areas, do not see themselves going on to college and making something of themselves, because all the adults they see have it hard, so “why try?”

  8. Aaron Saltzer

    Aaron Saltzer said, 4 months ago

    @Linux0s

    Actually, it looks like he’s rolling his eyes.

  9. Aaron Saltzer

    Aaron Saltzer said, 4 months ago

    I thought the notes he was getting from her, were actually from fortune cookies?

  10. Number Three

    Number Three said, 4 months ago

    Love Charlie’s Brown’s face in the last panel.

    It looks like a “Oh, Good Grief” face.

    xxx

  11. notsooldguy

    notsooldguy said, 4 months ago

    @route66paul

    Not many parents can afford to send their kids to college anymore thanks to college administrators jacking up tutions ten percent per year for the last 20 years. They can get away with because they know the students can borrow the money with school loans. But you’re right about about kids in poor areas. Both problems are vicious circles. Where will it end?

  12. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, 4 months ago

    @dflak

    I bet she had like almost no Facebook friends.

    You win the bet. Facebook didn’t exist in 1966.

  13. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, 4 months ago

    re:drbethsk8s

    They did that with us kids in the late 1970s and early 1980s. All sorts of tests, from paper to unusual. For example, I was one of three 3rd grade kids in my school district where they did an EEG on with different types of stimuli (questions, colored lights, etc) to see what made a high IQ kid tick.
    .
    You know what, turns out all the tests and other silliness were lousy predictors of how kids ended up.
    .
    Because pot was legal then in Oregon, most girls I went to school with became drug addicts. Most crashed and burned. Several became porn stars. At least one still is today. Pot eliminates morals and it makes rationalizations for everything possible. That is why I hate it so— I saw first hand what it did to those who used it. The “gifted” students were actually more likely to get into drugs than the others. It’s still startling to run into someone I knew and the brain damage is plain to see. Even worse is what it did to their kids. The ones born normal were usually neglected. Rationalization is absolute with pot and so the moms would not feed them or otherwise take care of them. It’s a common story how GenY kids had to learn to open cans or food boxes at 3 or 4 years of age to survive.
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    The people who were considered less likely to succeed did better on average than those who were so praised as students. A few crackpots like me have had to change careers every time the economy removes a sector or politics limits a profession to protected classes. Being radiation-damaged, I guess I was so used to having to fight for survival that I just would reinvent every time something stupid happened. Which is why I have the 300+ science and engineering credits, four degrees in three fields, and worked for private companies as well as 3 different Federal departments. I’m rated as subprofessional (GS-4) to supervisory (GS-13) in 21 specialties.
    .
    Admittedly, tenacity does have limits. I did finally give up on certain government professions that i’d worked in, after being turned down more than 1500 times for affirmative action reasons. That’s why I write books today.

  14. Nun'Ya Bidness

    Nun'Ya Bidness said, 4 months ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    Gee! Do you have an alias?
    Maybe Dr. Who?

  15. NyukNyuk2000

    NyukNyuk2000 said, 4 months ago

    @Nabuquduriuzhur

    You make a very good point.

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