I honestly don’t know anything about “senior class trips” so I don’t know if Craig’s question has a legitimate basis (“Can a senior still go if he’s in danger of flunking?”) or if this is just more “Today’s Kids–the Marching Morons” that this strip loves to toss onto today’s world.
A better question might be something like, “If you’re so gifted, Mr. Moore, why are all your students still idiots?”
As ever, the students are all clueless while the staff are cynical saints, weary of the impossible task of imparting knowledge. Does anyone remember Funky Winkerbean back in the Act I days–wasn’t it the reverse? The staff were all cynical tight-asses, dedicated to stopping fun, while the students were happy free spirits? Has Mr. Batiuk’s dim view of high school aged along with him, so that the heroes have shifted sides?
It’s something to ponder, from a strip that offers pretty much nothing to ponder, other than “Why is this still happening?”