Pharrell Williams is always finding ways to better the future!
The singer, actor, and philanthropist along with the non-profit Yellowhab plan to open a group of small private schools for students of low-income families, NBC 4 reports. The first school will open this upcoming fall.
“If the system is fixed and unfair, then it needs to be broken,” Williams said in the press release. “We don’t want lockstep learning where so many kids fall behind; we want bespoke learning designed for each child, where the things that make a child different are the same things that will make a child rise up and take flight.”
“The challenge is that if you’re progressing too slow relative to some benchmark, then you’re tagged with that title ‘remedial’ or something like it,” Yellowhab Executive Director Mike McGalliard said. “And that’s detrimental to your evolving self concept, to your sense of what you can achieve. It’s oppressive, and it’s a weight kids carry.”
Thank you for always inspiring the future Pharrell Williams!