Do or Do Not.


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Written by Allen

July 11th, 2006 at 3:26 pm

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  1. I don’t think it’s inexplicable at all. It’s sad!

    Sarah T

    11 Jul 06 at 3:37 pm

  2. It makes me sad, too, but it does say a lot about how kids today get treated.

    I’d expect that Calvin would be diagnosed with Oppositional Defiant Disorder and then drugged into submission in a modern school.

    Poo Bah

    11 Jul 06 at 4:15 pm

  3. After my memory rambled for a bit, I remembered the movie , which had a similar idea.

    Poo Bah

    11 Jul 06 at 4:30 pm

  4. It seems quite explicable to me.


    12 Jul 06 at 5:27 am

  5. The thing is… I don’t agree with drugging our children to control their behavior, but I know that it works. My 13-year-old nephew has a horrible case of ADD, but when he’s on his medication, he can concentrate, sit still, learn, have a normal conversation. But it’s not teaching him how to moderate his behavior himself, and I have a major problem with that — it’s only reinforcing the victim mentality which has already been fostered within him.

    Is it worth drugging the child so he isn’t disruptive to his classmates and problematic to his parents if it also subdues his imagination and creativity? I don’t have a good answer to that. But I know that this cartoon almost made me want to cry.


    12 Jul 06 at 8:55 am

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