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I hope everyone in education, every parent and all the people who love to read will get this book.
This principal was a hardnosed teacher who knew that middle school children need discipline as well as nurturing which he did with an even hand.
He lavishes praise and will do anything for kids who work hard and play by the rules -- but woe unto the student who acts like a fool.
I THINK THIS MAN HAS IT TOGETHER AND OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS COULD LEARN ALOT FROM HIM BUT THEY PROBABLY WON'T. iT WOULD UPSET TEIR APPLS CARTPublished 13 months ago by Bill Rippy
Dr. Chavis captures the current state of our failing educational system but at the same time provides substantive hope for change by clearly delineating what concrete basic... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Amanda Wachsmuth
If you liked the movie Lean on Me, you will definitely appreciate reading this book! As a long time teacher and administrator for a low performing school district, I found Crazy... Read morePublished 15 months ago by oceangirl
Too good to be true? It is. This reminds me of three cups of tea, and the next book three cups of bs. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Marsha Bey
I would suggest that every parent skim this book; learn how the education system works and where their hard earned tax dollars actually go....and don't go. Surprise!Published 20 months ago by jbh
I am a former parent of AIPCS and a I know Ben Chavis well. My youngest son went from being forgotten in his "well-performing" Oakland Unified elementary school to excelling and... Read morePublished on December 20, 2011 by Donna M. Glover
While this is a book about education, educators, and a certain educational philosophy, it is not a guide for classroom teachers. Read morePublished on September 19, 2011 by Joseph D Baptist
I am a middle school teacher in a public school in California. While I cannot implement everything, I can implement about 95% of this information. Read morePublished on August 13, 2011 by j larson
Although their is some repetition of Chavis' themes - this book is a great read for anyone who cares about the future of education in America. Read morePublished on July 20, 2011 by Former Teacher