Crazy Like a Fox

Crazy Like a Fox

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The inspiring true story of qone of the country's finest educatorsq (National Review) and the school he changed forever. Under the leadership of highly unorthodox principal Dr. Ben Chavis, Oakland's American Indian Public Charter School was hailed as an qeducation miracleq by governor Arnold Schwarzenegger after it was transformed from a failing qnuisanceq into one of the best public middle schools in the nation. This is the story of that transformation and of a man who dared to be different. With his rigorous, no-nonsense approach, Dr. Chavis debunks the myth that poor, minority, inner-city schools have little chance at academic excellence. Focusing on back-tobasics ideals, he has created a structured educational model that, combined with the enthusiasm of his students and teachers, delivers astounding results. In Crazy Like a Fox, Dr. Chavis recounts how he did it-in his own words and through the stories of the extraordinary young people he's helped.She would roll parts of the rabbit in the egg mix, put some flour on top, and drop it in the frying pan. I loved to eat ... When the rabbit went into the box for the fruit, his back brushed up against the stick, causing the trap door to close behind him.

Title:Crazy Like a Fox
Author:Ben Chavis, Carey Blakely
Publisher:Penguin - 2010-09-07


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