Rapper Meek Mill has donated $10,000 to his former High School, “Alma Mater” after many Philadelphia schools were put on the chopping block for 2013.
According to Allhiphop, Meek’s move to donate to the local schools comes after Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. announced that the school district was looking to close over 37 schools in the Philadelphia area, forcing kids to commute further distances and learn in larger classrooms.
While Hite Jr. expects the move to make Philly schools more competitive, safer and better run, Meek thinks the move will be bad for his local community, including his own school Strawberry Mansion set for closure.
“They about to close down 37 schools in Philly…. They gone have kids from different hoods going 2 schools in different hoods # problems,” Meek Mill said via his Twitter account @MeekMill. “37 schools being closed in Philly ….gone be the worst thing 2 happen 2. Philly!”
In whole 44 schools will undergo changes as approximately a dozen of them with be faced with grade changes, affecting roughly 17,000 kids.
Viewhiphop reports, this year the school district was forced to borrow $300 million to operate and is expect to face 1.1 billion dollar deficit!
In other music news:
Singer Ester Dean has released her latest music video for her “Baby Making Love” single. Check it out below:
The 26-year-old Grammy nominated singer/songwriter is now signed to Interscope Records and is currently working on her upcoming studio EP mixtape, which will be released next year.