As part of the White House Summit on Early Education, Shakira and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will be tweeting on early education this morning, starting at 10 am EST. Shakira, a native of Colombia, is a member of the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics. The hashtag is #ShakiraEdChat.
Here’s Shakira performing one of her hits, She Wolf.
Shakira’s Barefoot Foundation — started when she was 18 — has built and funded schools in Colombia, Haiti and South Africa to help poor children and their parents, reports CBS News.
The singing star has more credibility on early childhood ed than Duncan, writes Cato’s Neal McCluskey. The White House PR on preschool’s effectiveness “is deceptive, or just plain wrong, as largely documented in David Armor’s recent Policy Analysis The Evidence on Universal Preschool.”