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Making Teachers Come Back to the Classroom

Here’s my new cartoon about requiring teachers to come back into the classroom without vaccinations …

My view doesn’t seem to be too popular right now.  Here are some opposing cartoons bashing teachers.

Dick Wright


Gary McCoy

And here are a few more that I like better …

Bob Englehart

Adam Zyglis

Pat Bagley

Dave Whamond

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Betsy Devos and the Department of Education

Donald Trump’s choice to head the Department of Education is Betsy DeVos, who I drew in the cartoon below.

I may draw caricatures of the other Trump cabinet picks. DeVos is an enthusiastic champion of facing down teachers unions and tearing down public schools in favor of privately run charter schools that suck resources away from the needier kids in public schools – sound like standard Republican stuff? Just remember my Common Core cartoon from a few years back …


That Darn “No Child Left Behind” Testing Stuff

Congress is busy working on leaving “No Child Left Behind” behind. Teachers hate that “teaching to the test” stuff, so I drew this today.
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The Bush era law mandated that all school kids should be reading and doing math at their grade level by now – well, that won’t happen – the solution?  Throw out the law requiring such crazy stuff.  But keep all the crazy testing.  hmm.  I draw something like this every couple of years when this topic gets hot, as it does bi-annually.  Here’s a nice one on standardized testing and employment that I drew back in 2007.

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Things don’t change much.  President Bush just loved the standardized testing.  I drew this when “No Child Left Behind” passed …

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Obama and his Education Secretary, Arne Duncan, love standardized testing just as much as George W. Bush.

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We’ll surely get rid of “No Child Left Behind” but we won’t be rid of standardized testing.  The more things change, the more they stay the same.  I suppose I’ll draw this again in a couple of years.