Katy Perry: "I Could Really Use" a Better Education

Celebrity News Aug. 14, 2014 AT 11:45AM
Katy Perry attends an event on March 4, 2014 Katy Perry told Yahoo she wishes she'd had a better education growing up, because she "could really use that these days" Credit: Don Arnold/WireImage.com

Katy Perry has had plenty of experience in the school of life, but actual school is another story. In a recent interview with Yahoo to promote her "Make Roar Happen" classroom initiative with Staples, the "This Is How We Do" singer admitted she wishes she had a better education growing up.

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"I was being pulled out of school even in the middle of school and sometimes being homeschooled," Perry recalled of her experience. Sometimes we were sent to these really half-Christian, half-education, I-don't-know-what-they-were schools."

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The "Roar" songstress later dropped out of high school and earned her GED so she could pursue a career in music. Her efforts clearly paid off — but she still thinks about the road not taken. "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 told Yahoo.

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She's still committed to learning, though. As an international pop star, she's lucky enough to travel all over the world, a privilege she uses to teach herself about other cultures.

"I've learned to educate myself at this stage and how to continue my education at any age," she explained. "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."

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