Junior high school dropout, teachers never cared
They was paid just to show up and leave, no one succeeds

from Nas – 2nd Childhood Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Sadly this is what actually what happens in the inner city school system. My guess is that this dude thought at a young age that this education system was no good for him, so he bounced and enrolled in some “extra-curricular” activities

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