Shakira Named to Presidential Education Advisory Council

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Shakira and the Obama Administration have announced that she will be a member of the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.

Seriously. The White House said in a statement:

“I am grateful that these impressive individuals have chosen to dedicate their talents to serving the American people at this important time for our country ... I look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead.”

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More than a wildly successful singer and celebrity news staple (Shakira and Gerard Pique have reportedly called things off), her list of accomplishments include:

  • Founding the Barefoot Foundation in 1995, which operates schools & educational projects for over 6,000 children in Colombia, South Africa, and Haiti.
  • Collaborating with the World Bank and the Barefoot Foundation to craft initiatives to distribute Latin American educational and developmental programs. 
  • Becoming a founding member of Latin America in Solidarity Action, a coalition of artists and business leaders seeking to promote early childhood policies.
  • Serving as Honorary Chair of Global Campaign for Education Global Action Week.
  • Serving as U.N. Goodwill Ambassador for the Children's Emergency Fund


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This is a great first step if Obama is trying to find a way out of the Office of President.


The "President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics?!?" WTF exactly is that? BO thinks that only spics should get good educations? No, it's more pandering to the heaviest breeding people in this country. BO knows his days are numbered so he's courting his most ardent supporters at the expense of YT. Eff Obama and this twat.


Does it matter if she is an American Citizen, Resident, or has a Visa to work in the United States? What have you done to help our education system? You've done nothing but point fingers and bitch.She was appointed for the position because she knows about education and is doing something about it. Shakira said, "I'm a very inpatient person. I don't like to waste my time or money and I know everyone feels the same way. And believe me, there is no waste when it comes to education."


First of all, it's more of a responsibility than an honor or a title bestowed. Second, obviously the intent is to get people's attention on the issue of early childhood education and development. Had a qualified, effective hispanic U.S. citizen been appointed none of you would even be be slightly enticed into a conversation related to education. Don't hate, do something positive with your energy and voice.


Strange while they question Arab Americans in the airport this lady that nowhere close to be an american getting an award .
I know some Arabs are terrorist but some are patriotic like myself .
There are too many great Hispanic citizens that deserve it than shakira I swear I like shakira but she is not fit cuz she is not an American .


you guys are racist people and if you guys are fit for the job why don't you do it ,talk about been ungrateful




@dumb move: true, why not everyday citizens/people. I don't even have the money that she has and yet I cofounded a charity for needy kids. It is about money, I think in order to get a better idea the president needs to get with the everyday people.


Dumbama thinks we bow to her.I will put my feelings aside and vote for someone else.


It's "congrats" - short for congratulations. What, please tell me WHAT, she did to deserve this. There a thousands of Hispanic US Citizens better deserving and qualified. US Government appoints Colombian National to position to "help" US kids. Nonsence. As for Shakira, she's hot, talented, and by all accounts, a very decent person. Still not a US citizen and still in no way more qualified or deserving that many of our US Citizen Hispanic leaders working their tails off everyday to help young Hispanic kids stay in school. Dumb Move Pres.

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