Dr Dre wants to revitalize American high school education

Music producers Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine have announced plans to open a Los Angeles high school that will focus on, among other things, inspiring students to become entrepreneurs. The public school, which will be part of the Los Angeles Unified School District, is set to open in fall of 2022 with 124 students and eventually grow to serve 250. Here, two hip-hop scholars—and one career and technical education scholar—weigh in on what the proposed school could mean for the American high school experience.

Edmund Adjapong, assistant professor of STEM education, Seton Hall University

When I look at the academy proposed by Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, two things stand out—the location and the approach.

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