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.
Return to Norton Middle School
Short essay recounting a day I spent at Norton Middle School with Gary Sigrist.
Discipline in School
A strict look at the need for strong discipline in the classroom.
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.
Jack Buckingham Retires after 31 Years in SWCS
Jack Buckingham was one of my teachers at Westland High School. This is a short feature on Buck.
Education in Debt
The assumption that a diploma means educated is not well founded.
The Call for Religion in Schools
An unpublished editorial on religion in the classroom.
Smart Kids in Distress
Advice for young artists and free thinkers struggling in high school.
Promoting Interest in the Classroom
An essay about the role teachers play in making subjects interesting, valuable and relevant to students. Prompted by an Open-House visit to Westland High School.