Cartoons: Old School

School has changed a lot over the years, but some things never go out of style!

Kid writes "I will not repeat myself" repeatedly on the chalkboard as punishment.

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Dad looks over his son's report card.
One thing in your favor – with these grades, you couldn’t possibly be cheating.”
John Norment
May 8, 1958

 

Parents argue with their child's guidance councilor
“But why should he have feelings of insecurity? After all, he’s got us.”
Stan Hunt
March 29, 1958

 

Kid tries to resign from school
“It’s very generous of you, Russell, but I don’t believe your resignation would help our crowded school situation.”
Harry Mace
January 19, 1957

 

Unimpressed child tells his classmate that he doesn't need to listen to the teacher read "Snow White" - he's already seen the movie.
“I saw the picture.”
Dave Hirsch
October 20, 1956

 

School installs a giant TV in a teacher's classroom.
“That should solve your problem of holding their attention, Miss Hobbs.”
Dave Hirsch
October 6, 1956

 

 

Mother throws flower petals as her child's school bus rolls up.
“Welcome back!”
Mort Temes
September 3, 1955

 

Kid writes "I will not repeat myself" repeatedly on the chalkboard as punishment.
Al Kaufman
May 24, 1958

 

Boy shows his mother the prize he got for leaving school early
“I got a prize for leaving early!”
Hank Baeb
May 17, 1958

 

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Comments

  1. I have to say number 5 is my favorite this week. Not only for the humor, but because of an eerily accurate illustration of a hanging. large-screen TV; especially for ’56. I bet you were impressed by that too, going through that issue.

    Number 1 is pretty funny also. I got busted for cheating in 9th grade on an algebra test, Post editors. A lot of good it did me; I flunked it anyway, and had to take it in summer school at Van Nuys High School. But it turned out to be a good thing. I passed it, AND got to re-unite with friends from elementary school who’d also flunked it.

    My mother was upset about the cheating and the fact I got an ‘F’ in algebra. I reminded her I got A’s in English, creative writing, Greek & Roman antiquity, B’s in history. and that ‘F’ was now a ‘C’ because of summer school. When I said that ‘F’ was for ‘Fantastic’, she didn’t think it was funny. No. That was met by “Never again young man!” I like to think my natural gifts are well utilized and appreciated at the Post, FAR more than school. That’s what matters to me.

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