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Benny & Sid presents Chapter 19 of the Serialized Graphic Novel The Truant Officer Featuring the Mysterious Futoko

Salem's only original weekly cartoon strip!

The Truant Officer #19
By Glen Bledsoe

(Your City USA) - I don't blame teachers for their classrooms of non-learning.

They do the best they can given the circumstances.

If students were hungry to learn the teacher's task would be simple.

However with America's entitled attitude teachers must beg students to study, reward them with candy when they haven't caused too much trouble during recess, cajole parents into turning off the tv so that students can spend 15 minutes learning their math facts and practicing their spelling.

It's what happens when bribery replaces inspiration.

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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 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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