It may be a short week of school (!!!!) but usually school is a big part of young people’s lives. Lately, education for all -- especially education for all girls -- has been big in the news. Soulful singer Frank Ocean dipped his toes into the world of education via Twitter, giving us a short but sweet (Tweet) on the matter.
The “Thinkin Bout You” singer Tweeted:
'all children can be well educated.'— frank ocean (@frank_ocean) November 17, 2012
This quote comes to us from Shinichi Suzuki, the man who developed the Suzuki Method -- a way of teaching music that highlights actions like “parent responsibility, loving encouragement, constant repetition.” Of course a great musician like Frank would know a thing or two about music education!
Frank's positive wisdom on Twitter got us all Retweet-happy. If you've Retweeted but want to do more, there are def ways to take action. You could get more involved with music education. ‘Member how we recently talked about "VH1 Divas" helping fund music education in school, and how helpful music education can be for both creativity and test scores?
You could also take a key from Malala Yousafzai and help make sure girls have access to education. Around the world, there are many places where girls getting an education is seen as a threat to male-dominated societies, and activists like Malala are saying that needs to change. Did you know there are 32 million girls not in school now? There are also places where boys lack access to education just as much as girls, and the rallying cry is “education for all.”
Access to a good education includes you, too. You can hook up with Get Schooled to help you with your own education. Got Q’s about how to plan and pay for college? Need some aid on your high school classes in order to graduate? Get Schooled is here to help, because everyone deserves to be well-educated. Right, Frank?