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Michael Schirtzinger

Posted on Jun 30, 2011 | Last Updated Jun 30, 2011

In many was I am like a bear.

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The root of educational failure

Posted on Nov 17, 2003 | Last Updated Nov 2, 2011

The reason public education suffers is because the primary participants (students and parents), do not share a love for learning.

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why schools fail, educational problems, education, curriculum

Mountains & Mole Hills

Posted on Jan 19, 2003 | Last Updated Jan 4, 2014

A cartoon of a mole reading a self-help book entitled How to Make Mountains Out of Mole Hills.

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mountains and mole hills cartoon

Subjects in the Classroom and Life

Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 26, 2011

A discussion on the utilitarian value of the subjects our schools teach. This editorial on education was one of the last pieces Shawn Olson printed as a Messenger writer.

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educational subjects, subject relevance in education

2004 Election. No one wins.

Posted on Nov 2, 2004 | Last Updated May 15, 2006

Why the Mandate is anything but.

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Bush, Kerry, Election

Education in Debt

Posted on Dec 30, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 30, 2011

The assumption that a diploma means educated is not well founded.

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cost of education, waste education, schooling, schools diplomas

Missouri Toad

Posted on Jun 27, 2006 | Last Updated Nov 9, 2011
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Photos of a toad in Missouri.

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toad, amphibian, missouri

Screwdriver

Posted on Mar 20, 2005 | Last Updated Nov 8, 2011

Another tragedy caused by a screwdriver on the rocks.

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screwdriver, cartoon

Tweeners

Posted on Oct 19, 2002 | Last Updated Oct 26, 2011

A story of a school's persecution of students.

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tweeners, the out crowd in school
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