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She Can Sing. She Can Dance. She's Beautiful. Know What Else? She's All In On An Important Issue.

Shakira is worried about the kids of the world. All of 'em. So she's talking with the White House. Think she doesn't know her stuff? Well first, set down your haterade to the left... ...and let's see what she has to say.

Shakira is many things:

But one of those things that she is happens to be an outspoken activist for early childhood education.

In 1997, Shakira founded the Pies Descalzos Foundation, which provides schools for poor children all around her native Colombia.


And she cares *deeply* about inequality.

So she called up the White House and just started throwing down the knowledge.

You want solid suggestions about how to improve early education? She's got solid suggestions about how to improve early education.

And you bet Shak knows her case studies on early childhood education.

ECD in Chile...

ECD in her home country, Colombia...

Shakira: international pop sensation, belly dancer, and gang breaker-upper.

Tell us about the numbers, Shakira!

How much do we love Shakira for using a play on words from her own lyrics?



How to get leaders behind us? (ECD):

Who's ready to take the Shak Challenge???

A simple way to begin to solve to the widespread problem of inequality.

I'm glad she spoke out.

What do you think, Adam Levine GIF?


Yeah.

Research has shown that an investment in early childhood education actually makes money for your state*. I think that more people should know that, don't you?

* From the White House:
"Earnings gains from increased enrollment in early childhood education would provide benefits that outweigh the costs of the program. Researchers estimate the gain in income for recent statewide programs over a child's career to be $9,166 to $30,851, after taking out the cost of the program.If enrollment increased by 13 percentage points, in the long-run these earnings gains translate into an increase in GDP of 0.16 to 0.44 percent."
All illustrations are provided by Soosh and used with permission.

I have plenty of space.

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