PreTeena by Allison Barrows

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  1. paha_siga

    paha_siga said, over 3 years ago

    Interestingly enough, where I live a private school would be far more suspected of doing such a thing (because how came that the parents PAY and you leave their child for second year!?).

  2. snarkm

    snarkm said, over 3 years ago

    This entire story-line is weird and badly thought out. If all Allison wanted, was to criticize the public school-system and show that pupils don’t have to work anymore to get good grades, then why did she start the entire story with a call from Jeri’s teacher expressing concern about Jeri not working and getting low grades? That’s the opposite of all the strips that came afterwards.

  3. cdward

    cdward said, over 3 years ago


    Agreed. Actually, I find middle school teachers to be a special breed, working with a difficult population and making a huge positive difference in their lives. I was a product of public schools, as are my children. I did quite well among those who went to private school, and my kids are comparing quite well with them today. Which is all a long-winded way of saying, public school teachers (middle school above all), put up with a lot of garbage and still do a lot of good. Think how much more they could do if they actually had some public support.

  4. Egg Man

    Egg Man said, over 3 years ago

    Maybe her grades were mixed up with a students and they got each others report cards.

  5. Tekman7d0

    Tekman7d0 said, over 3 years ago

    Well said bawana! Your description of the moving line is exactly how I felt in public schools. Now I see the same thing happening to my children, both the “normal” ones and my special needs child.

  6. janinabarnes

    janinabarnes said, over 3 years ago

    Sadly, research indicates that holding students back (retention, in educator-speak) rarely improves their performance and frequently makes it worse compared to passing a comparably-performing student to the next grade.

  7. trekman58

    trekman58 said, over 3 years ago

    CHARTER school Teena! They’re the way to go!

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