We think we know what the Black Eyed Peas frontman was trying to say, but we’d disagree with the follower who declared it “well-said.” Declaring war on education sounds a little bit more like this.

That’s a little more clear. However, a short trip back in Will.i.am’s timeline complicates things a little further.

It’s not bad enough that kids go to prison; those capitalists who invest in privatized prisons make money that way.

Whoa, it’s a setup! Someone’s trying to keep STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) from inner-city students so that they end up in privatized prisons so that investors make money building them. But who would do such a thing? Could one more tweet back into Will.i.am’s timeline uncover this monster?

We had a feeling.