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Money Over Education?

Submitted by on March 26, 2010 – 11:06 am10 Comments

In a recent interview with XXL.com, Rev Run admitted that he encouraged his daughter, Angela Simmons, to drop out of college to focus on getting “paper”.

Check out the excerpt below:

“Never, I don’t discourage nobody in my house. This is an entertainment house. My daughter Angela was in college, she was like, ‘Daddy, I don’t know what to do, I’m getting straight A’s in college, but Pastries is taking off.’ I’m like, ‘Peace college, go take your butt down to the sneaker office and go get that paper…that’s your college… We’ll get back to school’, Pastries is doing millions.”

Obviously, the whole Simmons family is doing their thing — but can any amount of cash replace the value of a good education?

Beyond the obvious reasons why an education is important, I believe that a school environment alone helps build character as a young person. You explore your interests, learn how to interact with people of different cultures and develop relationships.

Also, regardless of which career path you choose, a typical high school/college education forces you to open your mind to subjects you may never come across in your life otherwise, broadening your horizons.

Every individual is different, and wants different things out of life.  But are street or business smarts enough?

Do you agree with Rev Run’s advice to his daughter?

Let us know how important you think education is!

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