Los Angeles Times: Charters lead state's traditional schools in achievement for poor children, survey finds
Ben Chavis, who took over American Indian Public Charter in 2001, when it was struggling academically and in danger of losing its charter, said there was no mystery to his schools' success. It begins, he said, with at least 90 minutes a day of math and English, and a no-nonsense approach.
"These poor kids are doing well because we practice math and language arts," he said. "That's it. It's simple."