Instead they send 'em to private schools and pull back on public funds
While functioning as if they could begin to fathom where the fuck we comin' from

from Vic Mensa (Ft. Beldina & Rockie Fresh) – Time Is Money Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

This refers to the fact that the rich are getting richer and the poor getting poorer. Those in the upper classes can barely afford to send their children to a nice, well-off private school in order to avoid the underfunded public schools and then, since they are no longer worried about the quality of public schools, vote in politicians who further cut the already low funding to public schools. To compound this predicament, school districts are struggling to teach children and suffering through more budget cuts thanks to programs such as No Child Left Behind.

Mensa is trying to shine a light on the endless cycle of poverty and economic inequality between the two socio-economic classes and society as a whole. He goes on to say someone who is wealthy will never understand what it’s like to live in an impoverished neighborhood where they can barely give you a decent education, let alone a decent chance at survival.

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