Deion Sanders aims to change lives

Despite critics, Hall of Famer wants to blend best of academics and athletics

Updated: April 13, 2012, 12:32 AM ET
By Jean-Jacques Taylor | ESPNDallas.com

Deion Sanders, for one of the few times in his life, was naive when he decided to open a charter school in Oak Cliff that would blend fine academics and athletics.

He figured folks would be thrilled to have a Hall of Fame athlete giving something tangible back to the community. He thought folks would be happy that his school -- Prime Prep Academy -- would focus on science, technology, engineering and math, providing Dallas Independent School District students one more educational alternative.

Not ...

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