He wanna fly to a higher consciousness
But his school on academic probation

from Lupe Fiasco – Ayesha Says (Intro) on Rap Genius


The education system is failing us, and this can be illustrated through an event that occurred soon after this song was composed:

Lu’s town — Chicago — caught some heat for their teachers going on strike whenever they never really produced good results in the first place. And, when a school underperforms, they are often placed on academic probation

Lu’s point here is that, no matter a student’s aspirations, if his school doesn’t provide the right education, they’ll never get anywhere

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