Mallard Fillmore is a newspaper comic strip with a conservative point of view, by cartoonist Bruce Tinsley. It appears in about four hundred U. S. newspapers. The title character is in fact a mallard duck. It first appeared in the Charlottesville, Va Daily Progress, but was dropped when Tinsley refused to tone down its conservative politics; it was subsequently picked up by The Washington Times. It has also been attacked by the liberal media for its conservative slant.
During the week of June 10, 2002 the strip dealt with the academic success of home-schooled students.