In the music stratosphere, John Legend’s name rings out. As a musician, he is as talented as they come. But something many people, including yours truly, did not know is that he was an Ivy Leaguer. You hear stories all the time about how music is good for a young child because it balances the child and provides them with a greater capacity to do math, reading, yada, yada, yada. So I asked John specifically about that, and here is what he had to say:
I mean, I can’t really compare myself now to what I would have been without music because I have always had music. But I would be lying if I said that it didn’t have a profound influence on my development as a person. The biggest part of my intellectual development came from my home schooling.
Legend was home schooled, private schooled and public schooled. He spoke on all three experiences: Public school gave him his social wings, so to speak, private school was education with a religious doctrine or what most of us know as a code for STRICT. Home school was perhaps most effective, but it did nothing for his shyness (A digression: Barack Obama also wrote about being home-schooled for a period in his life.)
So now I ask you, the readers of Clutch, which method of schooling do you see as being more potent for our leaders of tomorrow: the chaos of public schools, the pious and domineering of private school, or learning in your bungalow a few feet from your bed?