Oscar Urbina breaks down a very valid list of his concerns regarding the current state of schools on his new single, “Teacher Chronicles,” in which he released a video for this week.
Challenging the traditional curriculum and responsibility, Urbina suggests replacing some classes with more practical life skills that help students navigate life. That is, addressing bullying, developing integrity, introducing religion, health, business and more.
His suggestions are backed by first-hand experience – a dream that turned into passion he put into action; his goal growing up was to rap, teach and minister. Having been first inspired musically by Juvenile, Nas and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, the Miami artist picked up a pen to start writing his own songs when he was in high school and later went on to study at Moody Bible Institute and become a junior high school teacher and minister.
The video for “Teacher Chronicles,” the first single off his Molly Pitcher 2 Darkness mixtape due April 7, is illustrated through the eyes of a student who falls asleep in Urbina’s class.
“As a student dreams, he envisions an interaction with his teacher in a different light,” Urbina explains. “The teacher reveals to him the secret flaws of the profession that he has devoted his life to.”
He went on to say, “the average graduate at 18 still feels lost because we spend more time teaching them things that, though they are important, won’t help them that much in the real world.”
Do you agree?