Obama used to have 43 Czars. It’s unknown how many Czars he has now. Somewhere in the White House there’s probably a Czar in charge desegregating transgender toilets and a Pie Chart Czar.
But we do know that there is a Black Education Czar or as his official title goes, the “Executive Director of White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans”.
Many real life Czars had shorter titles than that.
The new Czar is David J. Johns, a former member of Columbia University’s Concerned Students of Color set up to protest an affirmative action bake sale. Johns graduated with a triple major in English, Creative Writing and African American Studies, which would have made him unemployable in any real job.
But fortunately there are plenty of unreal jobs available for professional activists.
Johns became a Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Fellow at the office of corrupt Congressman Charles Rangel. During the last election, Johns campaigned incessantly and obnoxiously for Obama. And now he has gotten his payday. A title that will allow Obama to claim that he’s doing something about the high rate of education failure in the black community while pursuing the usual vendettas.
The official title is Executive Director of White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans and the task is to reduce “racial isolation and resegregation of elementary and secondary schools.” Despite decades-old desegregation laws, “substantial obstacles” to equal educational opportunities still remain in America’s public school system.
The administration is actually paying states to set new academic achievement targets based on race and income, with lower goals for black, Hispanic and poor kids and higher ones for whites and Asians. Washington D.C. became the first American public school system to adapt the new race-based standards last fall.
So it’s the usual mismash of blaming everyone else while lowering standards further that has wrecked inner city schools. And as a former racial activist, David Johns is perfect for the job.