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    "Ben Chavis, the most politically incorrect person on the planet, is also, not coincidentally, one of the people most correct about inner-city education. Read this book by a man who gets results as a practitioner of the 'no excuses' approach to schooling."
    - George F. Will, The Washington Post columnist

    "…[T]here is much to be learned from this account. It is possible to restore public education to its mission of educating the nation's citizens. There is a message of hope and possibility in 'Crazy Like a Fox' that we should embrace."
    - Mitchell Kapor, The San Francisco Chronicle

    "Chavis [is] undeniably one of the country's finest educators…Thrust this book into the hands of all the parents you know and implore them to read it…Chavis is passionate, articulate, and entertaining. He's also right."
    - Mark Hemingway, National Review

    "American Indian [is] a rarity in American education, defying the axiom that poor black and Latino children will lag behind others in school."
    - Mitchell Landsberg, Los Angeles Times

    "To get the kind of results Chavis does in Oakland is a work of stripped-down genius. Ben's book reads like Ben talks: forthright, funny, irreverent, and wise. For anyone who cares about American education, for anyone who cares about America, Crazy Like a Fox is an essential read."
    - Jack Cashill, author What's the Matter with California?

    Archive for September, 2011

    Ben Chavis and AIPCS students on Stupid In America

    Dr. Ben Chavis and current students at American Indian Public Charter School in Oakland were interviewed as positive examples of academic achievement for the follow-up version of Stupid in America with John Stossel on Fox News. The first link below features Ben and the students. Click the other links to enjoy seeing Stossel make mental […]

    Follow AIPCS graduates on Fox, Saturday at 10 PM

    Saturday, September 17th at 10PM EST on Fox News Channel: There will be a new Stupid in America special program. Rumor has it that former American Indian Public Charter School students will be interviewed. Read John Stossel’s blog on the subject.

    4-Day School Week? You must be joking.

    Check out Ben Chavis on MSNBC debating the new policy some districts have adopted: a 4-day school week. How can less time in school be better for American students, who only spend 180 days in school as it is? What kind of impact would this have on working parents who then have to pay for […]