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Kanye West slams US cost of education

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Kanye West slams US cost of education

Kanye West has slammed the cost of school text books in the US and called for teachers to be paid more.

The 38-year-old rapper - who last weekend claimed he owes $53 million in bills - has taken to Twitter to demand education be made cheaper in America after revealing one of his pals earns $370 a day but has to fork out $400 for one school text book for her child.

Kanye - who has two children, daughter North, two, and two-month-old son Saint with wife Kim Kardashian West - wrote in a Twitter rant: "I have a friend who works really hard and makes $370 dollars a day...

"Her son just got in a really good school and his textbooks are like $400 dollars each ...

"I mean, his mom has to work 2 days just to afford 1 book for her son ...

"she's giving everything she has to make sure her son has a better future...

"Steve Jobs wanted to lower the cost of textbooks...

"Education puts Americans into debt before they even get a chance to get started...

"We have to lower the price of textbooks...

"I'd rather teachers got paid more and books cost less ... #2020 (sic)"

Kanye's 2020 hashtag appears to be a reference to his previously announced plans to run for President of the United States in four years.

The 'Bound 2' hitmaker made the announcement at the MTV Video Music Awards last year, and shortly afterwards current President Barack Obama gave him a few words of advice.

Appearing to refer to Kanye's reality TV star wife Kim, he said: "In case Kanye's serious about this whole POTUS thing, or as he calls it, Peezy, I do have advice for him;

"You've got to deal with strange characters who behave as if they are on a reality TV show. So you've got to be cool with that."