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Crazy Like a Fox: One Principal's Triumph in the Inner City

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  • Posted August 5, 2010

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    Dr. Chavez Gets it Right

    Dr. Chavez is the kind of principal I would love to work for, but have not been fortunate enough to find in my career. I agree with so much of what he says: self-contained classrooms, strict discipline, and rigorous academics. It is fortunate for his students that he's been able to implement the changes he has. If he were a principal of a typical public school, these changes would have been difficult if not impossible to implement.

    I enjoyed the book and wish Dr. Chavez continued success with his schools. The only problem I had was that I was hoping for a more professional read. This book might appeal more to parents and the general reading public than it will to education professionals. I wanted to see greater detail about how he achieved the results he did. He included test scores before and after, but did not get as specific as he might about how the school went about making those changes day-to-day. Overall, a good read. I'd love to pick his brain further.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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