Meet Obama's Education man -- and the kids he's saving

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Mike Johnston sees education as the primary civil rights challenge of his generation: There is a huge segment of kids across this country that have a profound desire to be able to have opportunities that they are just not afforded, he says. What is it going to take for us as a society to solve that problem?

Principal Mike Johnston, an adviser to Barack Obama, wants to help Obama change education -- and he's starting in Colorado. Here are photos, by Mark Mangr, of Johnston, his kids, and his teachers. Read Jessica Center's story on Johnston's school at westword.com/news.

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