Chavis' American Indian Public Charter School phenomenon is a lie based on demographic engineering. He does not reveal the extent of this in his book.
The year before Chavis arrived, the school enrolled 64.7% American Indian students. By 2008-09, only 1.6% was enrolled.
For the 13 school years from 1996-97 to 2008-09, these are the changing percentages of students who were either Asian or White: 0.0 (1996-97), 2.9, 6.2, 0.0, 2.9, 0.0, 1.2, 25.7, 44.6, 33.7, 22.4, 38.4, and 54.4% in 2008-09.
And these are the changing percentages of students belonging to one of the following subgroups: American Indian or Alaska Native, Pacific Islander, Filipino, Hispanic or Latino, or African American: 100.0 (1996-97), 97.0, 93.8, 100.0, 97.0, 100.0, 98.7, 74.3, 55.4, 65.3, 51.1, 50.5, and 42.3% in 2008-09.
In 2006-07, the school had an unusual spike in the number of students reporting "multiple or no response." The spike appeared about the time questions were being raised about the school being demographically engineered by Chavis. The percentage had averaged 0.29 for the previous 10 years. In 2006-07 it jumped to 26.4%. In 2007-08 it fell to 11.1%. The following year, Chavis resigned, after which this student category fell to 2.7%. Such an unusual sequence reflects an attempt to confuse the facts.
Crazy-like-a-fox Chavis largely worked his "magic" with a combination of local school cherry picking, creaming, and pressuring the unwanted students out. The Oakland Unified Office of Charter Schools declined Chavis' most recent new petition. It also has admonished these charter schools for screening test scores of student applicants, and is monitoring them closely.