Parent/Teacher Conferences–More Cartoons*

If readers following this blog have not yet guessed it, I am a sucker for cartoons about school reform policies, classroom practice, and larger education issues. Cartoonists have the knack of getting to the basic point, albeit, with exaggeration, even caricature. Sometimes, they hit the bullseye and say what needs to be said even if it makes the reader wince. Getting the viewer to smile, maybe chuckle, and mutter: “how true” is the cartoonist’s reward.

Here is another set of cartoons about exchanges between teachers and parents that may elicit groans, laughter, or flinches. Enjoy.



parent-tchr conf

parent-janitor conference

parent:tchr conf

pay student to move

Shock HelpsTest Scores

Timmy's Dad and Tchr


*For earlier monthly posts featuring cartoons, see: “Digital Kids in School,” “Testing,” “Blaming Is So American,”  “Accountability in Action,” “Charter Schools,” and “Age-graded Schools,” Students and Teachers, Parent-Teacher Conferences, Digital Teachers, Addiction to Electronic DevicesTesting, Testing, and Testing, Business and Schools, Common Core Standards, Problems and Dilemmas, Digital Natives (2),  Online Courses,  , Students and Teachers Again, and “Doctors and Teachers.



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2 responses to “Parent/Teacher Conferences–More Cartoons*

  1. Bob Calder

    I’ll admit it. I laughed at several of these. One of my friends theorized that we had what he called “Free Range Students” because there were kids we only observed outside buildings, as if they never went into a classroom.

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