Red and Rover by Brian Basset

Red and Rover

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  1. catfeet

    catfeet GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Don’t rub it in, Rover!

  2. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, over 1 year ago

    Yes, in sensible school districts, including where I grew up just north of Philadelphia. Here in the Hershey, PA area, kids go back to school today.
    Down south, kids have been in school for two weeks.
    Michigan has a state law which forbids schools from opening before Labor Day.

  3. Leo Autodidact

    Leo Autodidact said, over 1 year ago

    Yes, but when Red goes Back-to-School Rover loses what made the Summer Day so much Fun!

  4. Josh Lyons

    Josh Lyons said, over 1 year ago

    “Michigan has a state law which forbids schools from opening before Labor Day.”
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    That law should be nationwide.

  5. Josh Lyons

    Josh Lyons said, over 1 year ago

    Also there should be a law passed by Congress that all schools in the U.S. end on the 4th Friday in May (Memorial
    Day Weekend).

  6. bpullin

    bpullin said, over 1 year ago

    And there should be laws passed that kids learn how to read, write and do math. Instead, they just push out a bunch of functional illiterates.

  7. Rick

    Rick said, over 1 year ago

    Schools start earlier and earlier so parents can get their free babysitters earlier and earlier.

  8. Puddlesplatt McLearn

    Puddlesplatt McLearn said, over 1 year ago

    @bpullin

    Hear Hear! my tax dollars are being wasted.

  9. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    “Michigan has a state law which forbids schools from opening before Labor Day.”
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    That law should be nationwide.
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    Why?? Most kids go to school the same number of days, so why is it so important that they start in September and not August? I think you live in the Atlanta area and it makes no sense for kids to be sitting at home in the A/C when they could be in an air-conditioned school, AND be outside in May and June when it’s cooler. Plus, it never made sense that I had to study for mid-terms during Christmas break (with an after Labor day start), while GA schools have their mid-terms done before the break.
    I have read through this argument for years and the only reasoning that people give for the after Labor Day start is “that’s the way it was when I was a kid”. (The summer break length is the same no matter when you start and end, so that argument is irrelevant)

  10. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Rick

    That’s an ignorant statement. So does that mean they lose their “free babysitter” earlier when school lets out in May?

  11. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @bpullin

    I also agree.

  12. KSfarmgirl

    KSfarmgirl said, over 1 year ago

    Years ago- the first day of school was the day after Labor Day and the last day was the day before Memorial Day (called Decoration Day, when we took flowers to the graves.) Swimming pool opened Memorial day and last day was Labor Day. We didn’t have all those days off during the school year, only major holidays.

  13. Cygnus X1

    Cygnus X1 said, over 1 year ago

    @lightenup

    Its this way in the Philly area so the Jersey shore can have a full summer to rake in the cash! Plus their summer labor on the cheap if they haven’t imported it from Russia or Poland!

  14. Cygnus X1

    Cygnus X1 said, over 1 year ago

    In NC we had the option for year round school. We loved it because you could take vacations at different times of the year and not worry about taking your kids out of class. Believe me Disney in early May is a whole lot better than July or even mid June. Plus you could take the kids skiing during the extended Christmas break. The teachers who worked in this system loved it just as much!

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Many schools start on the 26 of August.

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