It would be one thing if the cartoonists managed to draw something that actually showed a familiarity with homeschooling, but (so far) they just seem to equate it with sloth and ignorance.
USA Weekend, 2002, McLean, Virginia
Drawing of balding, bearded man lying on a couch, and and elderly couple speaking to him:
“Rodney, we think perhaps it’s time you graduated from your home schooling.”
Perhaps the magazine is recycling cartoons, because the Google alert was dated the 18th of June, the URL has 06 2007 as part of its coding, but the page says “2002.”
In any case, I know there are many cartoonable homeschooling moments that parents would recognize (‘in my dreams’ I’d like either Bill Waterston — Calvin and Hobbes, Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott — Baby Blues, or Jan Eliot — Stone Soup, to try their hands). Too bad none of the ones who’ve tried it so far have done anything other than take cheap shots.
posted by Valerie