Grammy Award-winning singer Ashanti has joined Natasha Bedingfield and others in order to raise awareness of the American education crisis and to urge America’s leaders to fix failing school throughout the United States. “Education is very important,” said Ashanti. “The honors classes I took in high school taught me to push myself and gave me the drive to be where I am today.” Moby, Chuck D, Chris Cornell, Tony Hawk, Colbie Caillat, Darius Rucker, Sara Bareilles, Sean Kingston, Matt White, Julie Roberts, Diana Page, and Krista, have also joined with Strong American Schools and YouCast to launch a series of public service announcements that will air through the November 4 election. The public service campaign aims to stimulate the national debate about and draw attention to the need for education reform. “Strong American Schools is excited to partner with many talented artists to create a YouCast forum for discussion on education reform,” said Governor Roy Romer, Chairman of Strong American Schools. “Education is a defining issue for the future of our country. As citizens, we must insist fixing American schools be a top priority for our political leaders because America is only as strong as its schools.” Strong American Schools is a nonpartisan public awareness and advocacy campaign aimed at elevating discussion among America’s leaders about the need for education reform. For more information please visit edin08.com. The PSAs featuring Ashanti, Natasha Bedingfield and other talent are available at StrongAmericanSchools.org, YouTube and other partner sites.