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"Education should be first," says Will.i.am.

Sydney Scott
Feb, 26, 2016

As part of Fusion's #DearNextPresident series, people all over the country are talking about issues important to them this election season. When Will.i.am was asked what he'd like to see the next president address, the singer/songwriter didn't miss a beat.

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"I don't understand why we have an education problem in the first place," Will.i.am said. "Kids aren't learning. If we're going to fight a war on terror, then we should also fight a war on education. Create the new American dream under your leadership. Education should be first."

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Will.i.am created his i.am.angel Foundation in 2009 and focuses on educational opportunities for students in Boyle Heights, the Los Angeles neighborhood where he grew up.

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