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  1. samsaulavi GoComics Pro Member commented on B.C. 8 days ago

    I’ve been reading BC for many years. Stopping as of now.

  2. samsaulavi GoComics Pro Member commented on B.C. 8 days ago

    If you are Jewish and not offended, then you don’t know the history. Do the research. Lack of knowledge is how history repeats itself. While you are at it, read the poem by Pastor Martin Niemöller. You need to educate yourself and get over your lack of reality.

  3. samsaulavi GoComics Pro Member commented on Rose is Rose 3 months ago

    Are you serious? this strip should never have made it into the newspaper. It is not true in any sense.When teaching, I spent a lot of time during the summer planning for the next year – especially if changing grades. During the school year, personal needs are put on hold due to the desire to help every student as much as possible and an overly demanding administration. The summer is the time to catch up with all that could not get done during the year. I love this strip, but today’s was way out of line and insulting to teachers.

  4. samsaulavi GoComics Pro Member commented on Luann about 1 year ago

    Those who say those who can do and those who can’t teach, do not in anyway understand the art of teaching.

    Teachers in this country are underpaid, under-appreciated and given less respect than football players. Teachers influence every young life they touch. Good teachers are priceless. (There are bad teachers, just as there are bad cops, bad politicians and bad professional sports players.) Teachers use their own funds to make sure their students have what is needed to learn as both the government and those who vote down school budgets think teachers only work during classroom hours and have summers off. Those same folks do not bother to find out that many teachers are up late into the night making sure every student has what s/he needs to learn. Those same people don’t know that teachers either take on their own, or are required to take, courses during the summer.

    Yes, I am a (retired) teacher who still substitutes and is often asked to come back to teaching full-time. I taught in an inner-city situation and had to teach my students in spite of the crack house across the street. I had to teach the student who had a knife to her throat on the way to school because her older brother hadn’t paid for his drugs. I had to teach the student with leukemia who had a blanket and pillow in the classroom for when he could no longer sit (and when he could not come to school, I dropped off his homework and picked it up so he didn’t fall behind).

    I also taught in private school where there was no discipline because mommy and daddy would threaten to stop contributions since their child was perfect.

    Was I, myself, a great student? No, I was the average student. Not everyone is in the box – nor should they be. This is why we have a flawed educational system. Every child should be able to hone their strengths and it is the good teacher that helps each child to do so.

    I am an excellent teacher – because I can. I always could and I followed my heart (leaving the world of business behind after a successful though unfulfilling start in the field of marketing). It wasn’t always easy (government and administration made sure of that), but it was always satisfying. Almost thirty years later, many of my students keep in touch with me.

    Those that think teachers can’t, have an insecurity that even I can’t help them through.

  5. samsaulavi GoComics Pro Member commented on Non Sequitur over 1 year ago

    I knew I wanted to read the comments on this one.

  6. samsaulavi GoComics Pro Member commented on Luann over 1 year ago

    Auld, not old.

  7. samsaulavi GoComics Pro Member commented on Luann over 1 year ago

    http://www.ratemyprofessors.com/

  8. samsaulavi GoComics Pro Member commented on For Better or For Worse about 2 years ago

    Why would anyone be concerned about leaving time on a meter? We have reasonable parking meter fees and a ten minute free button if the meter is on zero. It is just enough time to run into a store and pick up something. With a three hour limit, few people have to worry about refeeding the meter. I don’t mind leaving time on the meter at all. It evens out with the time other people leave – sort of a pay it forward.

    With your system the town earns double revenue off of your backs. I’ll take our antiquated system.

  9. samsaulavi GoComics Pro Member commented on Luann over 2 years ago

    Thank you! Finally, someone understands it is not Quill, it is Luann!

  10. samsaulavi GoComics Pro Member commented on For Better or For Worse over 2 years ago

    Thank you, my first thought! He was pulling into the garage! Was he making up that part as well?