by MPD
Categories: Causes, Events
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After having just watched Waiting for Superman last night (a film that everyone must see), this story means even more!

Some of today’s hottest hip hop stars are getting serious about education and want to help America get motivated. Ludacris, Pharrell Williams, Ciara and more have teamed up with the Get Schooled Foundation to launch a nationwide bus tour in hopes of getting students and parents excited about education.

“Education is the ultimate challenge, said Ludacris. “I know from experience that sometimes it is tough to get inspired, to take control, and to have the discipline to see your education through. I’m excited to join other artists and the Get Schooled Foundation to help capture the attention of students and reinforce the vital message that education is important and a necessary tool for life.”

The bus tour started last week and will host events in cities across the US, including New York, Philadelphia, Memphis, Dallas, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and Denver.

Wanna learn more? Check out the Get Schooled website and find out if the tour is hitting your town. And seriously, go see Waiting for Superman. This movie will blow your mind!

  • Tom Degan

    How could this happen in the United States of America? How could our system of education sink as low as it has?

    The answer is as laughably simple as it is obvious. Thirty years ago in November, the American people got the twisted notion in their heads that sending a feeble-minded reactionary named Ronald Reagan to the White House would be a really neat idea. The so-called “Reagan Revolution” that followed cut taxes for a class of people who already had more money than they knew what to do with while ignoring the infrastructure at the same time. This societal malpractice has been going on now for three decades.

    Is anyone seriously surprised that things have turned out the way they have? If you are you haven’t been paying attention.

    Tom Degan
    Goshen NY