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Kanye West Makes the Case for Lowering Textbook Prices in Education-Based Twitter Spree

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Kanye West performs onstage at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Festival at MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sept. 18, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Kanye West made yet another bold statement on his timeline Tuesday afternoon (Feb. 16). After his revealing streams of consciousness about debt and creativity, the rapper dedicated several hundred characters to education, lowering textbook prices and raising teachers' salaries.

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"Education puts Americans into debt before they even get a chance to get started," Kanye tweeted, even citing a friend who is a teacher and makes $370 a day while struggling to afford her son's school supplies. "We have to lower the price of textbooks… I’d rather teachers got paid more and books cost less … #2020"

Last August, Mr. West put in his presidential bid at the MTV Video Music Awards. "I have decided in 2020 to run for president," he said. 

If this Twitter campaign is any indication for West's forthcoming education-reform plan in the next four years, he may just be on to something. 

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