Observations on high school drop-outs and society.
My Experience at Westland High School
How an honor-roll student can lose heart and drop out
An overview of Shawn Olson's experience at Westland High School.
The Forgotten Philosopher: A Look at John Dewey
An essay delving into the educational philosophy of John Dewey.
Education in the Digital Age
Essay on education in the modern digital age.
The root of educational failure
The reason public education suffers is because the primary participants (students and parents), do not share a love for learning.
A critique of the value of educational diplomas.
Smart Kids in Distress
Advice for young artists and free thinkers struggling in high school.
Education in Debt
The assumption that a diploma means educated is not well founded.
A personal conversation about the challenges facing educational and cultural progress in the face of overwhelming ignorance and myopia.
Subjects in the Classroom and Life
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.