Justin Bieber loves each and every one of his Beliebers, but one in particular holds a special place in his heart. Hold the angry Twitter rants! We’re talking about Justin’s English teacher, Mr. Monteith, whom he praises in this exclusive clip from tonight’s “Real Change: Artists for Education” CBS special.
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"Mr. Monteith was my English teacher," says Justin. "He would let me bring my guitar in and sing for the class, and I remember him being supportive of my dreams." JB also shared with USA Today solid advice that his teacher gave him: “No matter how overwhelming things can be, you can get through. Have faith in yourself, and you'll be surprised how much you can accomplish.”
On tonight’s special Justin, along with Miley Cyrus, Pitbull, Jason Mraz, host Vanessa Williams and many other celebs, will come together to honor teachers, the makers of the only A-list that really matters. The special will include exclusive interviews, hometown visits and, of course, musical performances.
Photo: Pitbull onstage with Hope, one of his teachers in high school that greatly shaped his life. (Samuel Norval)
Teachers spend $1.33 billion of their own money on classroom supplies every year! That’s why Real Change has partnered with Adopt A Classroom -- an org that pairs teachers with donors to get students the important learning tools they need.
"The goal of our show is to not only honor these teachers but to also inspire Americans to adopt a classroom and support those who are shaping the minds of tomorrow by providing the supplies that enable them to keep making a difference today," says Real Change creator Liam Murphy. “Everybody wants to feel like they’re helping to make the world a better place,” echoes The Biebz. “Some people just don’t have the platform and they don’t think that they can make a change. But real change is possible.”
Check your local CBS listings, or watch the special online on the Real Change website.