The Middletons by Ralph Dunagin and Dana Summers

The Middletons

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  1. Gator007

    Gator007 said, almost 2 years ago

    That’s an awful lot to go through for drawing.

  2. gmartin997

    gmartin997 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    It really hasn’t gotten THAT bad yet, but close.

  3. Dave

    Dave GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Does a good job of displaying the insanity in the schools today! And I’m a teacher!!

  4. pschearer

    pschearer GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @gmartin997

    But it HAS gotten that bad. The idiocy of today’s public schools is now beyond parody. (My school-teacher GF tells me her school forbids the “How do you eat an elephant” joke because it is violent!)

  5. david_42

    david_42 said, almost 2 years ago

    This is what happens when your teachers and administrators are drawn from the bottom quartile of college graduates, a group of people that probably would not have been going to college two generations ago. Or in many cases, not even getting a GED. An ever-descending spiral of stupid.

  6. fishbulb239

    fishbulb239 said, almost 2 years ago

    @david_42

    It takes a village to raise an idiot. Yes, there are some un- or underqualified teachers out there, but blame for the state of our schools has to be shared by the school administrators, politicians, the parents, etc., etc. It’ll get far worse before it gets better. …if it ever gets better.

  7. Perkycat

    Perkycat GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Well there was the Pop-Tart incident and the Hello Kitty Bubble Gun incident. Deadly devices for sure. If they don’t want kids to know about guns, they need to get them off TV, out of books and newspaper etc. Or stop being so ridiculous!

  8. bbear

    bbear GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Dave

    Glad I’m retired!

  9. fontlady

    fontlady GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @david_42

    Really? Just where did you dig up that piece of inanity? Do you honestly think that school districts go out of their way to find the least qualified applicants among college graduates? I’d like to see you present even one piece of factual evidence to show that teachers are drawn from the bottom quartile of college graduates. I dare you.

    And yes, I do have a degree in education. I’m a certified teacher and I graduated in the top quarter of my class. So, there goes the idea that teachers are stupid. Are there some bad teachers? Yes, just as there are bad doctors and plumbers or anything else you care to mention. But most are intelligent, caring professionals that are truly concerned with the futures of their students. They can’t be in it for the money. Not the teachers anyway.

    All bets are off when it comes to administrators.

  10. yoicks!

    yoicks! GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Thank a liberal!

  11. Colonel Claus

    Colonel Claus said, almost 2 years ago

    I still laugh at the teacher who came to my classroom to tell me one of my kids was wearing a sword on his shirt. The kid was a Tennessee Titans fan and he was wearing a jersey. I was then scolded by the principal for allowing violence in the classroom. That was 1995.

  12. Stuart Gathman

    Stuart Gathman said, almost 2 years ago

    @Perkycat

    It seems ridiculous to naive adults, but the purpose is to condition the children to fear even the shape of a firearm. This will make it easier to disarm the common people.

    The last shred of local control of public schools was taken by Bush’s “No Child Left Behind” unconstitutional atrocity. (Well, Ted Kennedy, but Bush signed it.) They have been officially “government schools” ever since. Get your kids out. Homeschool (use coops with professional teachers if needed – still much cheaper than full private school) or private school. While it is still legal.

  13. lightenup

    lightenup GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @fishbulb239

    I agree!! I mostly blame the parents and the general attitude of society looking for the easy way out and glorifying stupidity. So tired of people blaming the teachers (and I have no connection to teachers, but I do directly see the benefits of living in communities that value education and hard work).

  14. Ather

    Ather said, almost 2 years ago

    This would be funny if it weren’t true.

  15. Saskfan

    Saskfan said, almost 2 years ago

    @Stuart Gathman

    LOL!

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