Katy Perry: I’m “Bummed” I Didn’t Get A Better Education
Katy Perry regrets not having a better education, and is doing her best to make up for lost time. “I’m kind of bummed at this stage that I didn’t have a great education because I could really use that these days,” she tells Yahoo! in an interview promoting her “Make Roar Happen” campaign to raise money for classroom supplies.
The singer adds, “I was being pulled out of school even in the middle of school and sometimes being home-schooled. Sometimes we were sent to these really half-Christian, half-education, I-don’t-know-what-they-were schools.” Perry dropped out of high school during her freshman year. “I’ve learned to educate myself at this stage and how to continue my education at any age,” she says. “I’m going on 30 and I’m still very thirsty for information. On tour, we go to different museums and get to soak up all kinds of different cultural experiences.”
Last month, Perry performed at the White House in connection with the anniversary of the Special Olympics. She tells the outlet, “It was an incredible honor and a learning experience. I was very moved by one girl in particular who came up to me and was telling me that she wanted to be seen not for her obstacle, but she wanted to be seen as a mother that she is, a daughter that she is, a sister — all these other things that she is, not just because she has an obstacle in her life.” Perry explains, “It was very touching to me… I felt a sense of purpose and I don’t always feel that way.”