Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for May 13, 2018

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    BE THIS GUY  about 4 years ago

    That’s still 80% correct, solid C+/B-.

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    Liverlips McCracken Premium Member about 4 years ago

    Very impressive that she can deliberately pronounce a misspelling of every 5th word. I don’t know that this kid’s education is lacking anything. Probably self-taught, though.

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    WaitingMan  about 4 years ago

    Almost as many spelling errors as a Trump tweet.

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    alliegator  about 4 years ago

    Here you have to have a college degree, preferably in education, just to substitute for eight hours. Then they pay you so little that you couldn’t hire someone to clean your house for two hours!

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    nyssawho13  about 4 years ago

    I’m just amazed Mark could know she was misspelling words just by hearing her speak! ;-)

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    montessoriteacher  about 4 years ago

    Great toon today. I’m so glad to see the teachers rising up for better pay and working conditions. You won’t get a better doctor or lawyer or anything else by paying less money. The teachers are working multiple jobs to keep their bills paid. By sticking together statewide, teachers are beginning to see changes. They are also beginning to run for office, which should also help.

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    montessoriteacher  about 4 years ago

    Mark should ask why, not how come.

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    Technojunkie  about 4 years ago

    Get rid of bureaucracy and there’d be more money for teachers. You can’t out-spend bureaucrats. Better yet, home school. It’s probably cheaper after taxes and expenses to sacrifice one parent’s income to homeschool than to pay for government schools, except you don’t get a choice about the latter.

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    For a Just and Peaceful World  about 4 years ago

    Google: 25 highest paid college coaches . Go to thebestschools.org URL ( I like irony ). Search on " Oklahoma ". I got nine hits.

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    Honorable Mention In The Banjo Toss Premium Member about 4 years ago

    Write on!

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    cosmocanuck Premium Member about 4 years ago

    I was intrigued that, even though I consider myself a grammar stickler, I had missed several misspellings (once I knew to look at every fifth word)! The brain compensates and context colours our perceptions. Fascinating!

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    George Alexander  about 4 years ago

    “Colours”? Oh, I see you’re a Canuck.

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    timbob2313 Premium Member about 4 years ago

    English, grammar and spelling are and no longer subjects that appear to even be taught in K-12 schools, just like Govt, Civics and yes, even history do not appear to be subject that matter a lot anymore. My HS history teacher gave me my History Text books way back in 1968. I got hold of a few HS history texts. They were far more simplified than mine were. When I was in the Army 1968-1980 I saw then how the manuals got more and more simplified until they were just like comic books. While students in Korea go to school 5.5 days a week(half days on Sat) and only get one month in summer and one month in winter off. They also get hours of homework starting in first grade. And they also get started on foreign languages starting in first grade all the way thru HS(grades 1-6 are paid by the state, HS is paid for by the students families. Even with that, Korea has about 99% literacy way above that of America.Same with students in the EU. Their schools are aimed into 2 tracks, depending on tests given the students, college track or hands on jobs tracks. We OTOH, appear to have decided that if every HS student did not go to college, they were a failure. Reason why almost 10 millions jobs sitting empty unless filled by qualified foreigner. Now that is a sad commentary on the state of US education.

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    superposition  about 4 years ago

    Tricky detection with those homophones among the mispronunciations … would be easily detectable if written, not spoken.

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    Not the Smartest Man On the Planet -- Maybe Close Premium Member about 4 years ago

    Niz yoose uv tha meedyum.

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    chmsam  about 4 years ago

    Most people with whom I went to school were reading books in middle school (US public schools) that you now don’t see until senior year in HS. Well, that is if they’re not banned. Who’s afraid that children might learn to think? BTW, I don’t mind home schooling except I’ve yet to meet a kid doing that who had a well rounded education and also did not have a major lack of social skills.

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    braindead Premium Member about 4 years ago

    Why do Republicans hate teachers so much?

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    Andylit Premium Member about 4 years ago

    Here in Wisconsin, the state was able to pass a law causing teachers and most other public employees to actually pay a small portion of their health insurance premiums and a small portion of their pension contributions. They also put substantial limitations on the power of the public service unions.

    The extra money has been used in part to hire thousands of additional teachers. Except in Milwaukee and Madison. Those 2 cities renewed their union agreements (years before required) in order to delay implementation locally. In those cities the public school’s decline has continued.

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    garcalej  about 4 years ago

    Bah, school fer lozers! Compooter always no how to spell things rite aneeway!! Why need teechurs, huh? More munee for soldjurs, whorses, and guns! Giv Koba more munee now or Koba shoot you!

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    montessoriteacher  about 4 years ago

    A jump rope rhyme from my grammar school days:

    Don’t say ain’t!

    Your mother might faint!

    Your father might step in a bucket of paint!

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