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White House chief of black education is “passionate” about his work

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David Johns l, is President Barack Obama’s choice as the first executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans. By Renee Schoof | McClatchy Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON All through his years of schooling, David Johns was one of the few African-Americans in his classroom, from the high school in Los Angeles that was nearly an hourlong bus ride away but that his mother insisted he attend to Columbia University in New York.

Even when he taught elementary school in Manhattan, not a single black student sat behind one of the desks before him.

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