Friday, December 30, 2011

Book Reviews (Allyson M. Deese, Allizabeth Collins and Lisa Benson)

Visit www.todneyharris.com to learn more about Battlegrounds: America’s War in Education and Finance: A View from the Front Lines.

Posted by Allizabeth Collins

Review # 90: BATTLEGROUNDS America's War in Education and Finance: A View from the Front Lines by Todney Harris

Todney Harris' BATTLEGROUNDS America's War in Education and Finance: A View from the Front Lines is a wakeup call for America and its educational system. It discusses the capitalistic economy and its approach to running America's educational facilities, the negative factors that influence America's children, and how these problems can be solved if the parents, schools, and government start communicating with each other and taking social injustices seriously.
Review:
Even before I read this book, I was very interested in Todney Harris ‘opinions on education. I have noticed in the past couple years that the American educations system is indeed heading in a downward spiral.  More and more kids are falling behind, and many are dropping out because schools aren’t the safe, supportive and stimulating environments they should be.  I am glad to hear that someone is so passionate about this topic, especially about the economy’s role in it.  I enjoyed the detailed history of education in the U.S.A, as well as Todney Harris’s views on educational reform, technology and parental/media influences.  I agree that educators and school leaders are obligated to care, educate, nurture and protect the school community, but it should be everyone’s job (parents, state, government, etc ..), not just the teachers and educators.  I have great respect for educators and what they have to deal with these days, especially the budget cuts and the dwindling pay.  Educators are responsible for molding the minds of our future generations, so why should they be treated with so little respect?  Overall, I thought that American War and Education….was very well researched and written.  The small but powerful book put the educational system into perspective for me, and, after reading, I did feel inspired.  I believe that many people have similar opinions, but are afraid to voice them.  Hopefully, this book will change that.  America is a democracy after all; shouldn’t the people’s opinions matter?  Very interesting and thought provoking read, recommend to all parents and guardians of future generations.

 Rating on the run (4.5/5) I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

 Visit www.todneyharris.com to learn more about Battlegrounds: America’s War in Education and Finance: A View from the Front Lines.

Author Allyson M. Deese  author of “Discovering The Joy Within”

October 11, 2011Review of Battlegrounds:  America’s War in Education and Finance:  A View from the Front Lines
Review:

5 Stars – A must read for anyone who cares about our children’s future.

 Mr. Harris has brought the current state of our crumbling education system to the forefront and I whole heartedly applaud his efforts. Battle Grounds is a gripping piece that tells the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth about our education system and government. What I love about this book is that author and educator Todney Harris also offers solutions about how to repair our system and save our children’s futures.  



Lisa Benson Outreach Coordinator, Early Childhood Education Teacher

Review of Battlegrounds: America’s War in Education and Finance: A View from the Front Lines authored by Todney Harris educator/author

Review:

Education in America is at a crossroads.  The focus is on making meaningful reforms that within the current system that are affordable and most importantly, reforms that make sense!  It is my opinion that Todney Harris has accomplished these goals with his publication.  It is wonderful that he has written a book concerning the welfare of America’s children.  I hope that all who read this book will find it to be both insightful and resourceful.  I hope that educators, administrators and most importantly parents, acknowledge the issues in and around the school system and make a choice to be proactive in terms of letting their voices be heard.  I commend Mr. Harris for being an advocate for America’s children! 

I have received the book from the author and was asked to write an unbiased review. 

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