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Benny & Sid presents Chapter 21 of the serialized graphic novel The Truant Officer featuring the Mysterious FutokoGlen Bledsoe Salem-News.com
(Your City, USA) - The battlefields are the schools, and the children are the ones who are to be liberated--not liberated from teachers or from the system of education itself, but from the laziness of ignorance, the slothfulness of expecting someone else to teach them what they should be frantic to learn on their own. Students need to be freed from behaving in such a way as to require the force-feeding of education like some comatose car accident victim brain-dead and on life support with lessons pumped into their stomachs six and a half hours per day, five days per week.
(Next week's chapter brings this gripping drama to its conclusion. Don't miss it!)Frame 1 | Frame 2 | Frame 3 | Frame 4
Leonardo (Glen L. Bledsoe), Salem-News.com cartoonist, was born and raised in Indiana. He graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fine Arts and studied at the Art Institute of Chicago for several years. Glen made his home in Oregon in the early 80's where he continues to enjoy the mild climate and lack of sales tax.
He and his wife Karen have published seventeen books together for the school library market. Glen has written extensively on the issues of technology and education for the National Education Association and other Leonardo (Glen L. Bledsoe) publications. When he is not creating this unique cartoon series, Glen is either teaching, writing a novel, composing music, or reading.
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