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  1. verticallychallenged GoComics Pro Member commented on Cul de Sac 3 days ago

    My dad managed to get pictures of us, cheeks puffed out, blowing out the candles on our birthday cakes. Not. Pretty. Glad I grew up before the internet.

  2. verticallychallenged GoComics Pro Member commented on Peanuts Begins 3 days ago

    Dear Charlie Brown,
    I SO understand you!
    Love,
    the Slowest Runner in P.E.

  3. verticallychallenged GoComics Pro Member commented on Get Fuzzy 3 days ago

    I’ve been working my way through The Brothers Karamazov for years, myself.

  4. verticallychallenged GoComics Pro Member commented on Peanuts Begins 7 days ago

    Thanks!

  5. verticallychallenged GoComics Pro Member commented on Loose Parts 13 days ago

    Wow – hope no one was hurt.

  6. verticallychallenged GoComics Pro Member commented on Zen Pencils 14 days ago

    The original video (on YouTube) was part of a poetry slam/presentation to other teachers. It’s passionate, but not aggressive (ok, there’s some cursing, and he flips the Jersey State Bird). Gavin’s comic was Gavin’s interpretation of Mali’s poem. Here is a classroom-friendly version of Mali’s poem (no cursing or Jersey Birds!). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pojG7XjFQxo

  7. verticallychallenged GoComics Pro Member commented on Zen Pencils 14 days ago

    I am a public school teacher (yes, union, thank you!) in an socio-economically depressed district. Our teachers are some of the most caring, dedicated, hardworking, knowledgeable individuals I have ever known. We are constantly learning to become better educators.

    I have friends and family who have had the resources to send their kids to private school, and others who have had the educational and financial resources to homeschool. You have been able to raise successful children by homeschooling them; that’s wonderful. You value life-long learning and are blessed. Any time I find out one of my “old kids” is successfully employed, it is a GOOD day.

    My students (a.k.a., “my kids”) have hardworking parents, dedicated parents, parents who have been in special education as students, parents who come to every conference and IEP review, parents who have adopted them. They’ve had parents who are in prison, parents who live in other states and even other countries, parents who decided to split up the night before the “almighty” state tests were to begin. Would I like to see our parents value learning more highly? You bet. Nevertheless, many, if not most, of my kids’ parents make the best effort they can.

    My district has a fantastic business administrator who has helped the district save money, despite our governor’s best efforts to decimate our school funding, and discourage intelligent, talented, “born” teachers from majoring in education.

    Do our kids score as well as districts whose parents have more economic and educational (i.e., doctorates, etc.) resources? No. Have their “almighty” test scores improved? Hard to tell, since each time they show progress, the government changes the state test significantly..

    I teach children – ALL children: What’s your superpower?

    Thanks for letting me share.

  8. verticallychallenged GoComics Pro Member commented on Zen Pencils 14 days ago

    Thank you.

  9. verticallychallenged GoComics Pro Member commented on Peanuts Begins 22 days ago

    Thanks so much for the link!

  10. verticallychallenged GoComics Pro Member commented on Peanuts Begins about 1 month ago

    I’m really enjoying little Lucy!