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Wyclef Goes Back To School!

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Wyclef Jean is embracing the chance for some higher learning!

While at the Congressional Black Caucus Phoenix Awards Dinner in Washington, DC on Saturday, Wyclef made the announcement, saying:

"I am enrolling in Berklee College in Boston to get my bachelor's degree in music! That's how important education is to me. I plan to work with Rev. Al Sharpton because that's how important stressing the importance of education to children is to me."

Maybe while he is there he can figure out how to get the Fugees back together!

Congrats, Wyclef!

[Image via WENN.]

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27 comments to “Wyclef Goes Back To School!”

  1. 1

    does he want to work at ACORN? Obama can get him a job

  2. 2

    Good for him! Sending that message is very noble, I love reading posts like this!

  3. 3

    Well I am sure that this will broaden his musical horizons and I can totally see Wyclef as a professor when he is old and crusty.

  4. 4

    Taking a bachelor's degree in music, are you kidding me? He's a fucking musician, how about getting a REAL degree, like; math, physics, engineering, business, economics, finance, computer science etc. And preferably add a master to that, to show some real dedication. . .

    That way he would stress the importance of a REAL degree. Fucking ridiculous, but so typical celebrity-back-to-school-bullshit.

  5. 5

    Wow evreyone is goin to school. which is good i guess.

  6. 6

    Re: Becky FolderRe: Becky Folder – Not most Americans. Half of Americans. I actually think Obama and his administration are the worst thing that has happened to this country.

  7. 7

    I would love to have a reply from Mr. Perez Hilton himself. I challenge you to write me personally, so we can discuss an opportunity to have your ass handed to you. I'm not looking for fame, or money. Just the chance to shut you up. I welcome you to bring your band of gossip guppies and idiots who have no respect or inkling for culture, and education. So now that I challenge you, will you reply.?

  8. 8

    Promoting education of any kind is a good thing my dears…

  9. 9

    gg allin don't need no skoolin'!

  10. 10

    Re: Ed Luvables – Mr. Luvables, If Berklee College were to offer you money to attend and boost popularity, would you?

  11. 11

    he wants to set an example for his kids by going to school…but he doesn't think it's important to set an example by being faithful to his wife? i know personally for a fact that he cheats on her

  12. 12

    i just like this guy

  13. 13

    I appreciate Reverend Sharpton's attempt to lower the drop out rate, but in order to do that, he needs to see WHY more and more children are dropping out. America's education system is a PIECE OF SHIT. I know this because I'm a part of it. I'm currently enrolled in college and I strongly dislike it. I have learned much more by researching different things on the internet than I have in the classroom. What is education anyway? Learning about algebraic expressions when you're majoring in theater? The drop out rate will continue to drop so long as America continues to ignore the fact that THE EDUCATION SYSTEM IS NO LONGER WORKING. College, in my humble opinion, is an extortion attempt in the most legal form and though it is true that for many college is necessary, for the rest college is just a big social experiment that delays the realization of life. Wyclef, don't waste your time. Why would you go to school to major in something that you're already fucking doing? Do you think kids are gonna go, "OH…Wyclef went to school so let me?" I mean, sorry to be so bitter about the subject, but it pisses me off. All I hear about is education, education, education, but no one even knows what education is anymore.

  14. 14

    Re: ggallin – Who are you.? Why are you using G.G. Allin as a profile picture.? Answer me you little scum fuc.!

  15. 15

    Re: jackwack – Are you for real?????? I happen to go to Berklee College of Music…. and you have no ideaaa how dedicated we are as musicians… We are working our asses off to make it and really don't appreciate people like you saying that our careers aren't legitimate… p.s. Have you seen the alumni who have come out of our school??? If not… you should check that out… And when you do… You're welcome….

  16. 16

    Re: 10isgurl – Aimee Mann (1980), John Mayer (1998), Melissa Etheridge (1980), Kevin Eubanks (1979), Quincy Jones (1951), Joey Kramer ( Drummer from Aerosmith (1971), Luciana Souza (1992), and PRINCE (1995)!
    And those are just the tip of the ice-burg (love the hyphen) when it comes to a few of the more prominent people.
    Thank you Berklee College! And thank you 10isgurl for giving me a fun break from my homework : )

  17. 17

    Re: c h a d s t e r – Keep pursuing your education though! No system is perfect, but we need people that think like you to challenge these systems instead of discouraging people from improving themselves.

  18. 18

    WOOHOO! I'm a student here @ Berklee!!! =)

  19. 19

    Re: Ed LuvablesRe: Ed Luvables – lol hey! we're not snobs!

  20. 20

    Refreshing to see someone who has brains, talent, and class. Good on him!

  21. 21

    Re: jackwack – Have you ever enrolled in a music program? Don't knock it till you know what's expected of you. It is not a walk in the park.

  22. 22

    Re: jackwack

    I doubt you would last 15 minutes in any sort of intense music curriculum. I graduated from Berklee in 2007 and can attest to the fact that it's incredibly challenging. Rewarding and fun, but very hard work. Try doing a little research before making such a brazen, uninformed blanket statement.

    Here's some food for thought for your feeble little mind:

    "A study of 7,500 university students revealed that music majors scored the highest reading scores among all majors including English, biology, chemistry and math. Physician and biologist Lewis Thomas studied the undergraduate majors of medical school applicants. He found that 66% of music majors who applied to med school were admitted, the highest percentage of any group. Forty-four percent (44%) of biochemistry majors were admitted.

    References: “The Comparative Academic Abilities of Students in Education and in Other Areas of a Multi-focus University,” Peter H. Wood, ERIC Document
    No. ED327480
    “The Case for Music in the Schools,” Phi Delta Kappan, February 1994.

  23. 23

    Re: BehoovedLady – I agree! That's one of my goals in life: to challenge our education system. However, I don't think continuing with my education, or lack there of, will be challenging anything. It is never my intention to discourage kids from obtaining a good education. Education is extremely important, but how can we continue to encourage something that clearly isn't working? No, not all systems are perfect, but the education system is beyond imperfect. It is important to teach our younger generation that education is not limited to what is learned in a classroom. Education is life. It is making mistakes and learning from them. It is dreaming and working hard to obtaining those dreams. Education is taking different skills acquired through life and utilizing them in a way that will provide success for the person. Society has created this notion that if one doesn't go through college, one is worthless and will never achieve much of anything in life. Absolute crap!

  24. 24

    Re: BehoovedLady – What we need to teach our younger generation is that college is NOT a guarantee for a better future, nor is it a guarantee for making a whole lot of money. It is a possibility for a better future and making more money. College is an easy way to lay down the foundation, but it isn't the only way to lay down the foundation. I respect any and every one who goes to college for something that they want to do in their lives, but I refuse to accept that college is the purest form of education; and if it is, what a sad day for our society.

  25. 25

    Re: jackwack – I agree. I'd love to see some of these celebs who take acting classes endure a year's worth of Biology, Chemistry, A&P and Physics. Then maybe they can understand what it's like to really crack open that ol' brain.

  26. 26

    Thats so cute. Another man going on welfare.

  27. 27

    Re: jackwack – I completely agree! the numbers of students enrolled in the hard sciences at the university level is dwindling. not to say that music and the arts aren't noble endeavours but not everyone can be a struggling artist.

    i hope there is a pioneer out there who can not only inspire others to go to school but also to do something daring and difficult like physics and engineering. especially women