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Todney Harris, author of Battle Grounds: America’s War in Education and Finance
Hello America! I just thought that I would take a moment and explain the reason why I decided to dedicate myself to writing this publication. First, let me introduce myself. I am an African-American male who has dedicated my life to servicing America’s youth as an educator.
I have learned a great deal about education and the children of America during my career. My specialty is the content area of History and related subjects. I have worked at both the middle level and at the high school level. I can state for the record that I have enjoyed my career and the interaction with the youth for the last thirteen years. During this time, I have seen changes in this wonderful country of ours that has had a definitive effect on education. These changes in America are the inspiration for this book.
The reason why I have written this book is due to the fact that America’s economic classes (lower, middle and upper) as well as America’s most important institution education, focuses and revolves around the economic philosophy of capitalism. The economic social structure and educational structure in America was created due to the growth of industrialization in this country.
The book focuses heavily on economics and it’s role in the American educational system. There are probably a few people who are wondering why a teacher in America would write a book that talks about America’s economic system due to the fact that I am not a college professor or a teacher of economics.
In essence, I am serving as a primary source. I am speaking in a forthright manner regarding the effects of economics on our educational system. It is my hope that everyone enjoys the reading. I also hope that my thoughts that I have written are taken seriously.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write Battle Grounds?
Todney Harris: I would have to say cumulative experience and knowledge of the profession. I have witnessed the changes in education over the last Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Todney Harris, author of Battle Grounds: America’s War in Education and Finance