Phoebe and Her Unicorn by Dana Simpson

Phoebe and Her Unicorn

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  1. Weapon Brown

    Weapon Brown said, about 4 years ago

    I guess she IS a little young to know about teacher’s unions.

  2. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, about 4 years ago

    Considering the kids don’t “forget” in such a short period, why does that idea linger on?
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    After summer break, the first week is normally spent it getting back up to speed, but that is usually 2 to 3 months.

  3. Q4horse

    Q4horse said, about 4 years ago

    After yesterdays strp, now I have the same weird feeling.

  4. ThomasKDye

    ThomasKDye said, about 4 years ago

    If you didn’t have those three to four weeks making construction paper Santas you’d all be out on the streets being juvenile delinquents! So there.

  5. puddleglum1066

    puddleglum1066 said, about 4 years ago

    @Weapon Brown

    Actually, I suspect the teachers would just as happily have the time off. But the state funding formulas are based on butt-seat-hours, not actual learning, so we have school between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

  6. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, about 4 years ago

    Ike warned us about the construction paper-#2 pencil-safety scissors industrial complex!

  7. sjsczurek

    sjsczurek said, about 4 years ago

    @puddleglum1066

    Yes, yes, it’s all the teachers’ fault. It doesn’t matter if the kids are dogging it, or if the parents don’t supervise the kids’ home study. Blame it all on the teachers.

  8. Comic Minister

    Comic Minister said, about 4 years ago

    I see.

  9. kaykeyser

    kaykeyser said, about 4 years ago

    I knew there was a reason why we make paper chain links counting down to Christmas in November.

  10. kaykeyser

    kaykeyser said, about 4 years ago

    @Q4horse

    I still have that song stuck in my head, but I can’t remember all the words so I end up singing the one from Animaniacs.

  11. bopard

    bopard said, about 4 years ago

    News item – 300 more school hours added to 5 states to boost global student ratings. (and add union employees to fill time)
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    Haven’t they ever heard of Tokyo Cram Schools or tutors?
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    Parents pay to repair damage done to kid by inferior public education, grades shoot up, tests aced, and teen suicide rate skyrockets.
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  12. bopard

    bopard said, about 4 years ago

    (singing)
    Oh, we’re goin off to college,
    To gain a lot of knowledge,
    That we’ll never, ever, ever use again.

    p.s. PGlum: Short term memory goes to sleep. Data still misfiled in long term’s storage.

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    I don’t remember any slack time between Thanksgiving and christmas…

  14. rocketscientist

    rocketscientist said, about 4 years ago

    http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/50058129/ns/today-today_news/#.ULz6lYaQOSo

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    Those wacky North Koreans have found a unicorn lair!

  15. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, about 4 years ago

    @rocketscientist

    Wow. Marigold, I hope you tidied up your old apartment before you moved out, because now the press found it!

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