Dwayne Reed

Rapper & Teacher Dwayne Reed Protests Unsafe School Conditions by Teaching Outside

Christian rap artist and teacher Dwayne Reed has been going above and beyond as an educator for years. You may remember him from his “Welcome to the 4th Grade” viral video. Well, now his 4th-grade class is being greeted in a different way.

Last week Reed was asked to come back to his school to teach after 300 days away. Prior to this, he had been doing remote learning with his students. His wife is eight months pregnant with their child, and who him, being inside is risky. His solution – teach outside of the school.

So far, this is what he’s done. Much like the mailman, he’s been there rain, shine, or freezing snow. He’s all bundled up with a laptop, extension cord, and everything else he needs to teach his students – 80% of which are at home.

Not every situation is the same, but for Reed in Chicago, he’s been threatened by CPS to go inside and teach. If they shut him down, the students will be hurt more than the teacher.

Follow along on the Dwayne Reed journey below:


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Justin Sarachik

Written by Justin Sarachik

Justin is the Editor-in-Chief of Rapzilla.com. He has been a journalist for over a decade and has written or edited for Relevant, Christian Post, BREATHEcast, CCM, Broken Records Magazine, & more. He also likes to work with indie artists to develop their brands & marketing strategies. Catch him interviewing artists on Survival of the Artist Podcast.

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