Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Second Coolest Thing I've Seen In Awhile.

If you thought the little brother interviewing Joe Biden the other day was cool, check this out. I happen to like the fact that the kids haven't been programmed to choose any particular candidate, and are clearly intelligent and well-informed enough to make their own decision.

This is so cool, it almost makes up for the original song they're interpolating, that godawful ode to "it ain't trickin' if you got it", T.I.'s "Whatever You Like". Here's the full performance.

I read on some random site that the school should be ashamed of teaching the kids the lyrics of a convicted felon with a rap sheet longer than Manute Bol. Poppycock. These kids seem intelligent enough to me to know that it "is trickin', even if you got it". And besides, if these kids have parents willing to sacrifice enough to spend $14k/year to send them to the Ron Clark Academy, chances are those parents are enough of a presence in the kids lives to neutralize any potentially bad message. Plus, I learned my lesson last year. Involved parents are a bigger influence than some two-bit rappers, anyday.

Question: Do you wish they had schools this cool when you were in the 5th grade, or is it just me?

Ron Clark stresses passion for education [The Norman Transcript]

The Ron Clark Academy Official Website

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