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Best-selling author Samuel Casey Carter showcases a dozen mainstream schools that focus on a culture of character as their foundation and have achieved extraordinary results.

Grayhawk Elementary: Scottsdale, Arizona
Grayhawk elementary: Scottsdale, Arizona

As I am admiring one of the dozens of bulletin boards at Grayhawk Elementary, an enormous shadow looms over me cloaking entirely from view what I was reading of the Aztec, Mayan, and Inca cultures. Turning around, I am almost face-to-face with the belt buckle of a modern-day giant and wondering if maybe I was witnessing the rebirth of the Aztec god of war. Looking up, to what feels like three feet above me, I speak briefly with Tom Chambers—the former power forward of the Phoenix Suns, NBA All-Star Game MVP, and television commentator. He's come to school to drop off his son's musical instrument. As Chambers heads down the hall, and the shadow recedes, I go ...

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