‘No One Is Above the Law’: Divisive Trump Surrogate Carl Paladino Removed From Buffalo School Board

Veto Override Uncertain as Fight Over Funding Illinois Schools Moves to the House

Noble Network of Charter Schools: It’s Not Just About Going to College, but About Global Perspective & Leaving Chicago

74 Interview: David Hardy on Putting Purpose Before Politics and Kids Before Adults in Leading Ohio’s 2nd State-Takeover District

For Schools, an Eclipse Conundrum: To Open or Close? For Fun or for Science?

New Poll Shows Sharp Decline in Support for Public Charter Schools Over Past Year

A Massachusetts Teachers Union Votes to Kill a Successful Charter School, as Families Scramble for Answers

WATCH: Mission to Mars Video Wins $10,000 and Visit to NASA for 4 NJ Middle Schoolers

Jason Botel Reportedly Out at Education Dept. as Feds Reject ESSA Plan From DeVos’s Home State

2 in 3 High School Students Know of Kids Who Cheat Using Digital Devices — but Few Admit Doing It Themselves

Fewer Than 1 in 3 Americans Support Kids Opting out of Tests; About Half Confused on What ‘Opt Out’ Means

Call Her RoboKid: How a Cutting-Edge Robot Is Helping an Ohio Student Attend Classes While She’s Sick at Home

LearnLaunch Accelerator Gives a Boost to Ed Tech Startups Worldwide From Its Boston Home

No More School Daze? California Weighs Making Middle & High Schools Start Later So Students Can Sleep In

This Week in ESSA: Pennsylvania Looks to Cut Testing Time, Indiana Reformats A–F Grades & 3 More Approvals

What Our Kids Made at Summer Camp: Proud Parents Posting Adorable Photos of Arts & Crafts on Social Media

74 Interview: Michael Lomax, CEO of the United Negro College Fund, on Guiding Low-Income Students Through College

Los Angeles Schools Launch Campaign and Resource Guides to Protect Immigrant Students

300 Tutors, Working With Students 2 Hours a Day: One School Network’s Investment in Personalized Learning

Data Sharing, Data Dumping & Claims of ‘Academic Fraud’ in Tweetstorm Over Story About Louisiana Vouchers

Yes, Twitter, DeVos Met Pitbull at a Charter School — and Yes, He’s Worked on Education for Years

Photo Credit: Getty Images

April 6, 2017

Talking Points

The rapper Pitbull could be giving up his nickname Mr. Worldwide for Mr. Education

Yes, Twitter, Betsy DeVos met Pitbull at a charter school—and yes, he's worked on education for years

Sign Up for Our Newsletter

Pitbull, a rapper known by the nickname Mr. Worldwide, is becoming more and more well-known as Mr. Education. And today that moniker got some added juice following his meeting with U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos this afternoon at the Sports Leadership and Management Academy (SLAM).


The Miami native, who has made a name for himself rapping about his South Beach exploits, talked to students at the public charter school, which he founded in 2013 in Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood.

Absolute honor. Great to ask Madam Secretary DeVos on the future of charter schools.

A post shared by E 🎥 Z (@ozneperez) on

SLAM Honor Roll 🎉📝💯

A post shared by Meaghan Garcia ⚓❤ (@me_ag_han) on


The stop was just one in DeVos’s busy schedule in South Florida, following a visit to CARE (Christian Academy for Reaching Excellence) Elementary School in Miami’s Overtown neighborhood.


She also stopped at Florida International University’s Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences, where she met with students and faculty from the school.


Miami Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho‏ even found some time to talk to the secretary about issues affecting his students.


These aren’t the first charter schools DeVos has visited; she made a surprise trip to the all-girls Excel Academy Public Charter School in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday with First Lady Melania Trump and Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan.

Photo: Getty Images