Red and Rover by Brian Basset

Red and Rover

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  1. catfeet

    catfeet GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Don’t rub it in, Rover!

  2. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, over 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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 3 years 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. Rick

    Rick said, over 3 years ago

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

  7. Puddlesplatt McLearn

    Puddlesplatt McLearn said, over 3 years ago

    Hear Hear! my tax dollars are being wasted.

  8. lightenup

    lightenup said, over 3 years 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)

  9. lightenup

    lightenup said, over 3 years ago

    @Rick

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

  10. lightenup

    lightenup said, over 3 years ago

    I also agree.

  11. KSfarmgirl

    KSfarmgirl said, over 3 years 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.

  12. Cygnus X1

    Cygnus X1 said, over 3 years 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!

  13. Cygnus X1

    Cygnus X1 said, over 3 years 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!

  14. Dry and Dusty

    Dry and Dusty GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Our school started here in PA on August 22. A Thursday, no less.

  15. TexMichael

    TexMichael said, over 3 years ago

    Texas requires 180 days of class. That is the same number I recall from High School in the late 70’s. Last year 30 states required 180 days. I hated the do midterm exams in January after Christmas break. I much prefer the finish the semester in December approach. Hmm the local district’s "6 week grading periods are: 24, 25, 30, 34, 34 & 33 days. The short fall gets them done in December….after a full week for Thanksgiving (wow i would have loved that as a kid in place of ridding 400 miles to Grandma’s house Wednesday afternoon/night.

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