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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

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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.

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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.

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