06/06/2012 12:07 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

John Legend: "We Are Not Doing As Well As We Should Be in Education"

Grammy award winning musician and current star on ABC's Duets, John Legend spoke to me at the Samsung #Hope4Children Gala about his non-profit launched in 2009, the Show Me Campaign that "encourages young people who are dedicated to helping improve the world" through program and scholarships.

His thoughts on the current state of education here in America? "It's surprising if you are not familiar with the statistics and know how wealthy we are ... to know we are not doing as well as we should be in education. When you see some of the solutions out there working, but aren't being implemented in a full way, like respect for the teaching profession ... you know we have a lot of work to do."