I love Calvin and Hobbes. Funny? Sure. But also thought-provoking. There are so many things this one brings up for me...
Is this what school is like for students today?
Is this what school is like for teachers today?
Do we expect students to simply comply?
Do we really want students to just be little robots who don't respond personally and creatively?
Do we make our classrooms "for the kids?"
Would students be more likely to get along with what we are doing if they felt like the classroom was more "for them?"
Are kids more likely to act out and rebel if they don't see any connection between things they care about and things happening in their classroom?
How quick are teachers to just send kids to the principal rather than making discipline a learning opportunity as well?
Is it true that no one appreciates theater anymore?
Maybe more arts education opportunities in general would make school more "for the kids?"
Do we really want kids to develop creativity?
Or do we really want compliance?
What questions would you add?