Viral Spoken Word Performance Questions The Importance of Higher Learning
YouTube user sulibreezy has received over a million views in just a few days for his video, “Why I Hate School But Love Education,” which questions the value of mainstream schooling and pays homage to Jefferson Bethke’s “Why I Hate Religion but Love Jesus.”
Suli’s argues that despite authority figures in our lives telling us that education is the key to being successful, we may not need formal structures of learning in order to achieve our goals. He cites Richard Branson, Oprah Winfrey, the late Steve Jobs, and others who never graduated from a higher learning institution but are worth billions of dollars.
Do you think the performer makes a point?