Higher education in the States is in a soup. Most of the youth in the States drops out before completing college, and only about 37% of the youth has a bachelors’ degree. There are a lot of contributing factors to this, like cut-backs in state spending and a constant rise in college fees. Its just not feasible for an average American student to continue college. Or that’s the way they look at education – insignificant and without any added value.
Putting these ideas in perspective, First Lady of the States teamed up with standup comedian and rapper Jay Pharoah and the Gregory Brothers to spread awareness amongst the youth of the country, the college way. They came up with a video that says it all.
This hip-hop video is not only entertaining and insightful, but also so engaging that you could play it on repeat. Michelle Obama actually goes on to rap and do all the rapper stuff – from grooving to making those rapper moves. ”I want to honor and empower young people who are working hard in school and pursuing their dreams — and I want to do it in a fun and fresh way — and that’s why I was so excited to film this ‘music video’”, Makers quoted Michelle Obama saying.
The coolest thing about her is that she is not a first lady garnering the luxuries that come with being married to the President of the most powerful hegemony in the world, she is so much more than that. With her high level of engagement with the youth and their culture, she is actually doing something about the things that are an issue.
The Fourth Industrial Revolution is going to flip the scene entirely in the coming decade, as was predicted at the WEF Conference at Davos this year. Keeping that in view, tech and jobs associated with this change have been endorsed by #FLOTUS (First Lady of the United States) in the video. Jay and Michelle also go on to rap together about the benefits of such a life. A high-five to the FLOTUS from the youth community around the world.
We can now hope to see some policies as well, that will pave a smoother path to students’ educational attainment.