Chance the Rapper Stopped by Career Day at a Chicago Public School

By
Chance the Rapper. Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NARAS

In his ongoing quest to change Chicago’s public-school system for the better — a quest praised by Michelle Obama, no less — fortunate son Chance the Rapper stopped by a third-grade class today for Career Day. As Billboard reports, Chance came by for a college and career fair and happened to sit in on a class taught by the coolest third-grade teacher ever, Ms. Jackson (as one of Chance’s Instagram comments says, “I’m sorry ms Jackson. HOOOOOOOO. I am FOR REALLLL”). While there, Chance took in some “math talk” and took some pictures with the students, no doubt making it one of the coolest Career Days on record.

Earlier this year, Chance donated $1 million to Chicago public schools, the system in which he was educated, after an “unsuccessful” meeting about education in the state with Illinois governor Bruce Rauner. The rapper said Governor Rauner’s promises of change were riddled with “caveats and ultimatums.” Chance’s donation came with neither, and his visit today proves his commitment to the cause. In words a certain third-grade teacher might recognize, this Career Day was for real. (But seriously, someone give Ms. Jackson her own TV show.)

Chance the Rapper Crashed a Chicago Public School Career Day