Crazy Like a Fox: One Principal's Triumph in the Inner City by Ben Chavis, Carey Blakely (Paperback / softback, 2010)
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- Description<b>The inspiring true story of one of the country's finest educators (<i>National Review</i>) and the school he changed forever. </b> Under the leadership of highly urthodox principal Dr. Ben Chavis, Oakland's American Indian Public Charter School was hailed as an education miracle by goverr Arld Schwarzenegger after it was transformed from a failing nuisance 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, -nsense approach, Dr. Chavis debunks the myth that poor, mirity, 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 <i>Crazy Like a Fox</i>, Dr. Chavis recounts how he did it-in his own words and through the stories of the extraordinary young people he's helped.
- Author BiographyDr. Ben Chavis was born into a Lumbee Indian family of sharecroppers and as a youngster attended Indian segregated public schools in Robeson County, North Carolina. An athletic scholarship provided him the opportunity to graduate from Pima College and University of Arizona. He has worked in farming, construction, education, and business. He is now Chief Executive for training and implementing the successful American Indian Public Charter School model in schools. His educational model has been replicated in other schools serving low-income students with the same high academic results. During his leadership at AIPCS, it went from the lowest scoring school in Oakland, California, to one of the top in the United States.Carey Blakely grew up in Massachusetts and California and majored in English at UC Berkeley. After teaching at American Indian Public Charter School for three years, she helped launch American Indian Public High School (AIPHS) and was appointed the school s leader. During the time she headed AIPHS, it ranked as the fifth-highest-scoring high school in California. She now lives and writes in the San Diego area.
- Author(s)Ben Chavis,Carey Blakely
- PublisherNew American Library
- Date of Publication07/09/2010
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectBiography: General
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintNew American Library
- Content Notecharts, graphs
- Weight304 g
- Width153 mm
- Height227 mm
- Spine17 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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