Why did a Creative Rap Artist Sue the School System?

If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, then it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” — Albert Einstein

This quote by Einstein is the reason that the Rapper Prince Ea sued the school system in court

With more than 24 million views, Prince Ea’s video says that for 150 years, many schools have failed by treating every student the same with a “one size fits all” approach to teaching.

However, help is on the way as many schools across the country adopt the ILP (Individual Learning Plan) to tailor education to each student.

Sometimes these plans are renamed, and improved by schools such as Mercy High School (Burlingame, California) with its AMES (Academic Mentoring and Educational Support) program that was developed by Carol Galletta.

The AMES program strives to find the uniqueness in every student’s learning ability, and it puts a spotlight on those abilities as a way to show each student how they are unique and special.

Then, the AMES program makes sure that each student receives the right kind of instruction, care and advocacy to thrive.


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