Red and Rover by Brian Basset

Red and Rover

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  1. comicgos

    comicgos said, over 4 years ago

    LOL – best reason I’ve heard for a teacher pay raise yet!

  2. catfeet

    catfeet GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    You might consider payola, Red!

  3. rogebr

    rogebr said, over 4 years ago

    It works with cows and cheese.

  4. totalloser

    totalloser GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    Where I live teachers avg of 85k and 70% make over 100k, so I don’t cry about their pay

  5. GROG!

    GROG! GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    We need all the police & firemen we can get. But we can lower the number politicians so there’d be more moeny for teachers.

    Still I hope teachers can be as objective as umpires without being nearly as blind.

  6. Strod

    Strod said, over 4 years ago


    That is very odd because the state with highest average salary for teachers is California with under $60k. You are probably just looking at the wealthy town or district where you live.

  7. Strod

    Strod said, over 4 years ago


    BTW, if the 70% you mention made only exactly $100k then if there was only one more salary point, it would be $50k. Of course there would not be only one salary point, so for each teacher earning between 50k and 100k there is at least one teacher earning under 50k (or exactly one earning quite a bit less than that).
    Now, since some teachers earn _more_than 100k (probably a lot since you quote 70%), to compensate and keep the 85k average there have to be even more teachers earning less than 50k.
    All this to say that your numbers look fishy, fishy,


    Like some one made them up to prove a point. (I’m not saying it was you, but rather your source).

  8. keltii

    keltii said, over 4 years ago


    Unless talloser isn’t living in the united states?

  9. woltmanns

    woltmanns said, over 4 years ago

    In Utah, teachers begin at $28k and usually cap out around $57k…pretty pathetic! Raises would be great – take it from politicians, administrators, wherever, but our teachers need the support and our students need well educated teachers who want to be there!

  10. GoodDoctor

    GoodDoctor said, over 4 years ago

    The biggest problem is the number of Administrators it takes today. Why would an elementary school with about 150 students need a principle, 2 vice principals and a secretary for each. These positions are non-teaching. The secretaries make about 35K a year but the principle and the 2 vice principals make at least 90K each. The median teacher’s salary in the district is 45K.

    Note this is not an average. An example: if there is 5 people making 20K and one making 100K the average salary would be 60K where the mean would be only 33K. So don’t give me the average, tell me the median.

  11. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, over 4 years ago

    PRFC: Or coaches, or stadia, or 15 assistant superintendents, or five in charge of standardized test cheating (never know for or against), etc.

  12. scottie4851

    scottie4851 said, over 4 years ago

    Brian, did you expect to engender this kind of political debate with today’s strip? More $$$$$$ for teachers!!!!

  13. Big_Tex

    Big_Tex said, over 4 years ago

    Lets also cut some beauracrats and their pay. That might help. Also cut the politicians pay, starting at the Federal level.

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago

    What would help teachers would be if they had model students who are more interested in doing well at school in work than in dating and sports etc.

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 4 years ago


    The problem is that the Congress controls its own pay.

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