Monday, June 14, 2010

Pharrell Speaks To CNN, "Why American Schools Need to Change"

I feel really good about Pharrell speaking for young people like this. He's a smart dude, and one of the few guys attached to Hip-Hop that actually gives us a good name when he opens his mouth. I completely agree. I feel like maybe the institution of school needs to change, the fundamentals of learning. It's a brand new world out there and to believe kids are still just going to sit there, un-stimulated and really want to learn is not thinking clear. It's a wonderful issue to discuss because I think any step forward is a step in the right direction. Saying there isn't enough money in the budget is not gonna cut it anymore either. All the education system needs to is make a very public output urging people to help monetarily and you'll have loads of artists and actors coming out of pocket for the good pub alone. This needs to get done. What do you think Lan?

1 comment:

  1. I agree with what was said from both parties. Children have too much idle time and barely stimulate their natural "want" to learn. I wish Pharrell spoke more about the specifics of his goal. How will the hope for monetary support help "reach" the children in and out of our schools? How does his that translate into the classroom?
    Maybe the website mentioned at the end explains more. Imma check it out.