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The Huffington Post is reporting on rapper Common’s recent efforts with “Get Schooled” to promote education around the country. Here’s what he had to say:


His mother worked tirelessly to ensure her son got a quality education beyond the classroom, filling his free time with museum visits and book reports. The hard work paid off when Common won a scholarship to Florida A&M University, where he studied business.

He speaks proudly of his mother’s over 20-year career in South Side Chicago public schools and feels teachers get too little credit for their efforts. “Being a teacher is a big responsibility,” he says, one for which “there is no glory.”

In 2007, the star solidified his commitment to education by establishing the Common Ground Foundation, a nonprofit organization that promotes educational programs.

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