Rapper Pitbull is Funding a Charter School

by Greg Pollowitz

Armando Christian Pérez, aka the rapper Pitbull aka Mr. 305 aka Mr. Worldwide, is starting to look like Mr. Education as well.

The Miami-born son of Cuban exiles is helping build a Little Havana charter school that opens next month and was a featured speaker at the 2013 National Charter Schools Conference in Washington D.C., where he wowed the crowds.

But Pitbull, the essence of South Florida cool, said he was a little uncomfortable talking about education policy and his family – he has six children; three attend charter schools.

“I’m so used to making records that to be up here speaking to you all actually makes me nervous, imagínate (imagine – in Spanish),” WUSA 9, a Washington television station, reported.

“Every day I see firsthand how my children are becoming highly motivated, thanks to the charter schools they attend,” he said. . .