During a recent interview with Yahoo to promote her "Make Roar Happen" classroom initiative with Staples — which raises money for teachers — Perry admitted that she wishes she had a better education when she was growing up.
"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."
This constant change and moving around made the "Dark Horse" hit maker eventually decide to drop out of school when she was 15 years old to pursue a career in music (she got her GED instead). And while she has enjoyed immense success in her pop career, she still has regrets about her schooling.
"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 confessed to Yahoo.
However, Perry realizes that you can actually teach an old dog new tricks, and her hunger for knowledge has not slowed down over the years.
"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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