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Benny & Sid Presents Chapter 13 of the Serialized Graphic Novel The Truant Officer Featuring the Mysterious Futoko

Learning only works when the student is self-motivated and curious.

The Truant Officer #13
By Glen Bledsoe

(Your City, USA) - My name is Futoko. In Japanese it means "School refusal." But I am not ignorant, nor am I anti-intellectual.

My followers are desperate to learn--and they do learn. Sometimes their teachers are books.

Sometimes they are videos. Sometimes they are people who simply know something that students wish to learn.

But all of my followers know one thing: you cannot force-feed learning any more than you can force juice back into a lemon.

Learning only works when the student is self-motivated and curious.

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Leonardo (Glen L. Bledsoe), Salem-News.com cartoonist, was born and raised in Indiana. He graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelors of Art in Fine Arts and was a student at the School of 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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Glen January 5, 2010 6:16 am (Pacific time)

Actually Futoko means "non-attendance." Toko Kyohi means "school phobia" or "school refusal."

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