Here's the Wall Street Journal cartoon:
Here's the Matt Groening cartoon I was thinking of from 1987:
In my head, the one-eared, Bart rabbit was holding a report card. Cut me a slight break though, I haven't seen this comic in over 20 years. Mistakes were made. That wording is strange enough that I did remember it. I guess it was "influenced" by Groening not stolen from him.
I apologize, sort of.