John Legend shines light on antiquated teaching standards within our education system and the efforts to reform those inherent flaws in a thorough, self-penned op-ed piece that was published this morning on CNN. The piece begins with a bit of background on the Ohio-born crooner’s come-up and the dangers of following predetermined paths when there are creative passions to pursue, providing a perfect segue to the initiatives both he and philanthropic ventures have sought out to help tailor the learning environment to an infinitely diverse spectrum of students with varying approaches to the learning process.
He brings attention to efforts from various organizations like Peace First, Understood.org, the MIT Media Lab and Reimagine Learning; a $30 million fund that will be provide support to teachers and administrators on various levels of the education reform initiative, which he will be helping to launch this evening with a typically jaw-dropping performance. We’ll have plenty more on Legend’s education reform efforts in the weeks and months to come. Hit the link below to read the full script of his op-ed piece for CNN.