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Angelina Jolie Isn't A Fan Of The Education System

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So she explains why she feels like her 6 kids are better off just skipping school.

Does Angelina just not think any kind of education is necessary and that the jetting around the world will take it's place?

No! Not at all, as she's employed different tutors and they adhere to a international program of education. Though, she IS the first to recommend that they pound away at their homework so they can get out and explore the world quicker!

Here's what she had to say:

‘I do think we live in a different age and the education system hasn't caught up with our children and our way of life. ‘But we travel and I'm the first person to say, "Get the school work done as quickly as possible because let's go out and explore." I'd rather them go to a museum and learn to play guitar and read and pick a book they love.’

Brad totally agrees too about the education system, and really does prefer the kids having a nomadic lifestyle to learn about the world!

We say that as long as they're getting some form of education from professionals that the fam should be able to embrace whatever upbringing they like!

What do U guys think about this kind of education style?

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87 comments to “Angelina Jolie Isn't A Fan Of The Education System”

  1. 1

    the educational system is oldfashion its true but still very important
    "I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand."

  2. 2

    I for one think that you should stop giving your personal opinion on people's lifes, its extremely annoying, like what u think should be taken in consideration because what u know?
    i will say tho that one education system CANT really be the only thing thats out there. its really a prison. 90% what you learn in school is thrown away anyway, and its really a bad place sometimes. why chain yourself? if u have the means to get a different education, do it.

  3. 3

    well when you don't need to study to have an actual respectable job to earn money to survive, yeah what the hell explore the world, people is not as lucky as you.

  4. 4

    I think its brilliant!

  5. 5

    i tots agree, i went to schools my whole life and then in my senior year i did at home corrospondance. half the time the teachers talk about stuff that is useless. and the other half they tell you stories. doing my work at home i did in one day all the work i would have done in 2 weeks at school. because you dont have to listen to pointless lectures. i wish i had done corrospandance my whole school life.

  6. 6

    That's called truency for normal families. I think it is hilarious that those of you who posted that school is dumb can't spell or capitilize the proper words. Go figure.

  7. 7

    If I could afford for my son to have his private tutors, I would do it in a heartbeat.

  8. 8

    Re: dave123 – LOL! I noticed that too… so yes, our education system is not the best, but still - it has it's merits. Lucky for these kids they'll never have to work a day in their life. Let's just hope they don't grow up to be the same elitist assholes as their parents.

  9. 9

    I think they are doing a great job!

  10. 10

    Way to have the kids socialize with children other than their own siblings.

  11. ick says – reply to this


    Why is Shiloh dressed like one of the queen's guards? Nice to see Zahara in something other than a piece of cloth.

  12. 12

    Their hardly good role models, considering how their relationship began. I doubt they will receive the education they need.

  13. j.no says – reply to this


    Its called home schooling…..not for crazy religous zealots anymore.

  14. 14

    That's a very conservative attitude. As I'm sure you remember, conservatives not long ago wanted to abolish the federal Dept of Education. Conservatives believe such decisions should be left to states and local communities. The "No Child Left Behind Act" was one of the big things that conservatives disagreed with George W. Bush on.

  15. TCYB says – reply to this


    I think it is great. Those kids also speak a couple of different languages.

  16. 16

    I semi agree. Our society makes school seem like its the only successful route. That being said, yes, it is important for the fundamentals but many of the things you learn in school..especially later on in math for example..dont need to be used later in life and they are really a waste of time.

  17. 17

    Didn't the dumb bitch just cause CPS to contact her?

    Isn't it against the law to keep your children out of school and she just admitted it??

    What a moron…..guess none of these kids will be going to college….you can get into college on money but you can't survive without studying;.

  18. 18

    Re: Heaven_Oblivion_Bliss – you obviously didn't go to college.


  19. 19

    They're right, totally right. And anyway, even if their kids skip schools every day, it wouldn't change their life, with their parents fame and contacts, the children will be able to do whatever they want to.
    Such a pity not anyone have their chance in life and have to fight for everything, even the worst.

  20. 20

    Re: tina2055 – especially with 4 nannies…huh!


  21. 21

    The educational system is not in synch with preparing children for current times. And for all those teachers out there who have a real passion for connecting with and teaching children, you are my heros, I wish there were more of you.

  22. 22

    Re: dave123 – Truency? Truency, Dave? Jesus fucking Christ! Helpful tip: when talking shit on peoples' misspellings, learn how to properly spell the word "truancy."

    As for Angie, she said this shit about school because she's an asshole mom to her 6 rugrats. Lay off the heroin, Angie, and consider marrying your bastard childrens' daddy.

  23. mw says – reply to this


    absolutely agree. i wish i had the money to ravel the world with my kids.

  24. 24

    All kids need formal education, in a school. Besides, its goodto be around and socialize with other kids thar are not your siblings. The situation with Brangelina is that they're always globe trotting the world and they're not willing to settle down anywhere soon and give the kids a stable envinronment, so now they come with these bullshit excuses as a way to make themselves feel better as to why the kids are not in school.

  25. 25

    First of all it's not against the law to keep your children out of school, as long as they are on a home schooling program that is recognized by the Educational System. That being said, I still don't agree with them on this. Children need stability. They need a stable home and environment. Yes, they will learn a lot from exploring the world, but they also need a home base that they are at most of the time. They need friends who aren't their siblings. Most of these trips they won't even remember later in life, what they will remember is always being in a new place with new people, and having to readjust to it all the time.

  26. 26

    I have been a clairsentient my entire life and have been very honest with my abilities. I have just NEVER gotten a good vibe from AJ. My divine chakra pulls a strong mischievous and unstable emotional energy. I worry for the children. I fully understand that everyone is entitled to live their lives as they choose, but I feel compelled to be honest that her energy is unstable.

  27. 27

    Whereas the American Public School System (actually run by individual states) is lacking, tutoring doesn't necessary work, either. I've noticed too many public figures who've been "tutored" instead of going to school who have grammar problems as adults. Not knowing the difference between THEN & THAN may be okay for ESL students, but not someone who speaks English as their primary language. Beware! A good educational foundation is a must — just not before the age of 5, please.

  28. d.f. says – reply to this


    when this kids grow up to be narcissistic entitled drug addicts like miss lohan. brad and Jolie will wonder why and blame everyone and everything besides themselves.

  29. 29

    School is not about the education system necessarily– it's about socialization. It's a really cool idea, but it wouldn't be one I chose for my own children. To each their own.

  30. 30

    Re: Eldridge Cleaver – My apologies, I do not spell truancy all that often. Not nearly as much as I use the word 'I' OR 'you' OR 'totally'

  31. 31

    Oh yes dragging your kids from country to country is a great educational foundation! LMAO, this woman is the nuttiest bitch out there but nobody calls her out. Oh and stop dressing your daughter like a dyke in training in a sad attempt to make a statement. Horrible mother.

  32. 32

    Re: dave123 – My point, moron, was if you're gonna talk shit on people misspelling words then you should have zero misspellings in your post.

  33. 33

    i am against homework for kids i think sending them home to do school work before the age of teens is wasting their childhood

    I seen my 4 year old second cousins sent home with some homework from kindy recently to learn the abcs
    this is a complete waste of playtime and fun time so i agree with her on that aspect..

    I dont think kids need 6 hrs a day learning that is just so the parents can work and pay big mortgages the whole system is wrought.. i think she has the right idea but the kids need friends and moving around too much becomes harder to establish long friendships with other kids..

    when did brad get skinny ?

  34. 34

    "I seen my 4 year old second cousins sent home with some homework from kindy recently to learn the abcs"
    Do you see how silly that statement sounds? School is a place for learning the fundamentals to get where one needs to be in order to take care of themselves when they enter adulthood. Not all of us have the luxury of being born with silver spoons in our mouths. Some of us actually have to go to school and get degrees to keep shelter over our head and take care of our families. It's easy for a so-called-mother like Angeline Jolie to spout off crap like that, but some of us actually live in the real world. Maybe our schools are outdated in their teachings as some have pointed out, but is it better that they should stay home, not ever socialize with other children, and hope that they amount to something someday? I think homeschooling is great for those that are actually committed to it, but I think it's ridiculous that anyone takes any parenting advice from a woman who has nannies essentially raising her children. My husband and I are both full time working parents with 3 small children and we don't have the luxury of having hired help to raise our children. It's not being a parent when someone else is doing the dirty work. Public schools are what they are but instead of pointing fingers and criticizing maybe our government should be focusing on fixing the problems.

  35. 35

    It's called "unschooling" and oh how I wish I could have been unschooled as a child! Travel, books, and playing with my pets! Heaven! No calculus EVER!

  36. 36

    Re: jobaby001 – Step away from the crack pipe.

  37. 37

    Each child has their own Nanny and the Nanny is required to speak English and French as the children are speaking both. The Jolie-Pitts Nanny's make 50k-100k per year.

  38. 38

    what would you honestly expect from these kids? to discover a cure for herpes? they're going to grow up to be models and pretentious cultured beautiful people lol with money.

  39. 39

    I agree the education system is terrible. however unfortunately the majority of the world is equally as rich as you angie and not everyone can afford 5 tutors or a private school where clearly the education is better there. the school system should change now since the school system is not preparing any of the children for current times at all whats so ever.

  40. 40

    Re: perez posse member 777 – For someone who has so many negative things to say about homework and education, you can tell you truly did not have a good education.
    The purpose of homework is to practice what you have learned in school so it is not forgotten the minute you walk out the door. It's not there to learn, but to reinforce learning. And although research states there is no benefit from homework, in my 5 years of teaching I have seen MAJOR growth from the students who do their homeowork reguarly and even more growth from the students who have parent support. As a teacher, I find certain research is good, but sometimes I prefer to use what work and in my view homework does work.

  41. 41

    WOW. I never comment but had to say something about this.

    How lucky for you Angie, that you don't have to worry about sending your kids to a decent school, so that they can get succeed in high school, hopefully get into college.. just to (fingers crossed) actually become EMPLOYED.

    Obviously, your children will never have to worry about money like the rest of the world.

    Do you not think we would all LOVE for our kids to "explore, read only books they love, and play guitar" !?!? GIVE ME A BREAK.

  42. 42

    Re: ocreamsicle – Live and let live. I'm sure they could care less what anyone thinks. It's not people who are ridiculously rich that bother me, it's people who brag and rub it in people's faces that are oblivious to other people's struggles. That would be one Paris Hilton and the Kardashians. Paris is a high school drop out and only Kourtney went to college.

  43. 43

    Why do I get this feeling she is gonna turn into the mom from the movie Loverboy? In the movie, the mom's beliefs are the same as Angelina's and then she becomes crazy/obsessive because her son grows up and wants to be like all the other kids and go to school. She tries to stop him from learning from the school, even if it meant to kill him! But, you know. Good for Angie. She knows best.

  44. 44

    I actually agree with this freakshow (i.e. Angelina) for once. The North American education system is pure garbage. There is only one dominant paradigm of learning that stifles creativity and murders talent. Kids are so bored that they do drugs and form cliques and torment each other. In the case of this freakshow (i.e. Angelina), they have enough kids and enough nannies that they can learn social skills no problem and also probably get a much better education than the garbage taught at conventional schools. I wish I had had that option growing up.

  45. 45

    Re: StinkyPerez – They can still socialize by going to a club or a gymnasium. Dont really need the school specifically to do socials, and perhaps most of the times thats the problem. Kids now at days just want to go to school to "do socials" and not to learn.

  46. 46

    My husband went to school half of his childhood and the other half he was homeschooled (his mom was a teacher), he still prefers the school. For me private tutors is the way to go to be honest. I recall school being half of the time a huge waste with a lot of pointless homework.

  47. 47

    These children are incredibly privileged and while they are 'visiting' other children in difficult situations they are not seeing the day in day out lives of those less fortunate than themselves. They should really go to a state school (an American public school?) in order tounderstand what education is about. They would still be able to learn guitar or another language outside of school. School is not just about education it is about so many other things. This is a strange, controlling hothousing, that seems to be attempting to create an 'uber' citizen of the world. There comes a time to let go a bit and around six or seven is that time. Visit museums at the weekend. I am quite suspicious of this attitude.

  48. 48

    I'm hereby offering my Traveling Tutorial Services for the amazing low price of - uhm let's see, carry the one, yeah 81,000.00 Canadian Dollars per 286 day working year.

    btw, no child left behind = throw money at the problem and it will go away.
    i.e. Special Education classes need more Teacher's Aides in order to do the work for the growing number of students.

  49. 49

    I agree. School systems suck all over the world, I don't think there's any country that has found the perfect education system (which is probably impossible). And I also think that kids learn a lot more by experiences, not sitting behind benches. Not everything is about school, there's so much more to life… Traveling and exploring the world, experiencing and discovering your limits learns you those things, so I think she has found a good balance between the freedom of her children and their education. Good job!

  50. 50

    I love to travel and explore the world but I think it is important that kids have an education. This means that in my opinion they should grow up in one place, have friends and a regular schedule so they know where their home is. In the school vacation they can travel and explore the world (in europe you have at least 2 month a year)
    It is great that Brangelina can afford another education and I think that it is a good way to learn by travelling. It should be alright cuz they have enough money and opportunities to get a job. I hope they are going to be alright cuz they are very young and cannot decide what they want to do.

  51. 51

    I guarantee you she's giving her children a better education than most Evangelical parents are giving their home-schooled children. I doubt the science lesson is fabricated BS; they're being taught facts, which is more than I can say for many home-schooled children in the US. She probably also has the best tutors for her children and they'll be incredibly bright and cultured. Whether or not being moved around as children will affect them as adults, we'll have to wait and see.
    Re: PussN_Boots – I've noticed a HUGE increase in the number of people mistaking "then" and "than" lately. How the hell do people graduate from high school, and some even college, without knowing the difference? It's sad what people are doing to the English language. I seriously think some people think "what" is spelled "wot". Idiots!

  52. 52

    I think that in some respects home schooling isn't the worst, BUT I do think those kids need to spend time with other kids that aren't their siblings. I do also agree with the user who said that the government encourages school as the be all and end all. Basically to me it seems that if you're not in an academic job then you're seen as lower class or something. I don't like Brangelina so maybe I'm a tad biased.

  53. 53

    As long as the formal education they are getting is strong, I think it's great!

  54. 54

    An excuse for them to justify the way they chose to live their lives. Children need stability and interaction with their peers.

  55. 55

    These children are financially stable for life, and it's highly unlikely they will ever have a job that needs a degree or true educational skills. So of course to them/their parents they don't 'need' today's educational system, I'm sure every parent would love to take their children to a museum halway across the world, and to allow them to read and enjoy whatever they want but normal people live in the real world where education is serious aspect of their lives.

  56. 56

    Re: bleahf – But they are not going to gymnasiums or bouncy-places or playdates, are they? Wouldn't the paparazzi have caught them by now? I have 2 small children who have real friends besides each other. So even if they do meet a new kid for 30 minutes on some random playground in France, will they ever see him again? My point is, do they have real friends? Maddox, especially, is old enough for some real bonds to be forming. These children will grow up and not know how to interact with their own peers.

  57. 57

    Why do they dress Shiloh like a boy?!

  58. 58

    RE jackie michelle and momtwothree

    and yes i think 6 hrs a day learning and then homework on top of that for 5 year olds is insane!

  59. 59

    it doesnt help if the teachers are morons either

  60. 60

    Yes, the education system has its faults. But, without it, many people wouldn't have the jobs that they do (teachers, guidance counselors, secretaries, etc.). As a future school employee, I see the importance of formal education and wish more famous people would set an example by sending their children to a public school.

  61. 61

    I totally agree. School today is too much fluff. They go to school for over 32 hours per week but the actual learning is probably less than 10.

  62. 62

    I absolutley HATE this woman she is a FREAK! Education is very important however when you think about it these kids will never have to worry about providing for themselves so why should they be properly educated!

  63. 63

    First off - shall we lay off Shiloh's clothing choices? That's been done to death. My daughter walked around in a tutu and fairy wings for a year at that age and she turned out just fine. Now, according to credible sources - the older children attend L'Ecole Francais - are they no longer enrolled? I'm firmly against the Nanny State - your children are your business and no one should tell you how to raise them. If a parent chooses home school or tutors or fancy schmancy private school - that is their business. I like the Pitt-Jolie kiddies - I think they're cute and funny and let's not pretend their mother doesn't love them - she obviously does.

  64. 64

    I agree 100%. Going out in the real world and actually learning the true skills needed for life is much more important than sitting in a classroom all day. Its hard to listen to teachers drone on and on about useless information that could easily and less painfully be learned outside of school. Also, sitting for 6 hours a day in a stuffy classroom can't be healthy.

  65. 65

    All of them are going to be seriously f'd up, when they get older. No friends, no ties to anyone except their parents, no real place to call home, a completely insane mom, & a dad that smokes pot all day. I bet every single one has a drug or alcohol problem and ends up hating or resenting their parents.

  66. 66

    Her statement is also amusing considering they could afford the very best schools for their children. School that have a top notch education program. It's not like they would ever be enrolled in they type of school she speaks of.

  67. 67

    "Does Angelina just not think any kind of education is necessary and that the jetting around the world will take it's place?"
    Perez, I love it when you comment on education and you are the one that is terrible at grammar and spelling!! It should be "its place" NOT "it's place". You should really stay away from subjects that you can't handle, and as I've posted before GO TAKE AN ENGLISH AND GRAMMAR CLASS PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  68. 68

    Re: Not my gumdrop buttons! – I like what she is doing for her kids. You all do realize that out of 30 developed countires the United States of America ranks 23rd-25th on the education scale? That means that their are lets say 25 counties that are ahead of America on the education scale. Honestly what she is doing is the best thing she could possibly do for her children.

  69. 69

    to have money…

  70. 70

    Re: Team Kim Richards – I guess you don't realize that out of 30 developed countires the United States of America ranks 23rd-25th on the education scale. So technically getting education from tutors instead of the US education system has made those kids probably 10x smarter then other kids their age. Grow up everyone knows their is a problem with the American system so don't go hating.

  71. 71

    Re: Velyna – Obviously there's an issue with it if you went through it…

  72. 72

    Her kids are going to probably be brilliant. I have no doubt whatsoever that it's an incredible education, and I would do the same for my children in a second if I could. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford the type of education for their children that Angelina and Brad can give their children, with their army of private tutors and world travel.

  73. 73

    And the public schools here are run by the unions.. not the teachers!!

  74. 74

    ya she's just not a fan because it gets in the way of her freedom.
    im not a fan of school just because i have dyslexia, and schools rarely tailor any programs at all to kids with "learning differences". many kids drop out because they think they are dumb when they really just have a LD, that is the system failing. thats the problem ANGIE!!!

  75. 75

    Re: My black circumcised baby! – Actually educators are taught how to encompass creativity, not stifle it. And teenagers have always gotten bored and done drugs, have sex, etc. This is not a new phenomenon, it's just the first time parents are playing the 'not it' game. It's not their fault, must be the schools…

  76. 76

    I agree with Angelina. The American school system is terrible, and the amount of bullying and social cliques doesn't make it a welcoming environment. I wish my parents could afford to have me home schooled and travel around the world like Angelina does for her kids. I'd much rather actually experience the world than sit in a stuffy classroom, reading a textbook. Different people learn at different paces, so it is much better to have a private tutor who can focus only on one student at a time. I could do without having to see my peers and experience teenager behavior, which can influence a child negatively because of peer pressure, every day. If I am able and ever have kids, I would like to hire a private tutor for them as well.

  77. 77

    Re: cap chick – 'Schools are run by unions not the teachers.' Stop it with your tired rhetoric. Sheesh.

    It is more convenient for both of them to take their kiddos with them and hire tutors. They are able to stay closer that way. For their lifestyle it is best for them. Most of us could never afford to live that way.

  78. 78

    Also, Shiloh's clothing is none of anyone's business. =/ When I was a kid, I made questionable wardrobe choices as well. Who cares? She's a child. She's having fun with clothing and developing a personality. Angelina obviously wants her kids to make their own decisions about what they like and don't like, and that's a pretty good attitude to have. She doesn't stifle her children. She still makes decisions when they matter but clothing isn't that important. Plenty of girls were/are tomboys because they were comfortable with it.

  79. 79

    I tell you this if I had their families bank. I would school my kids in a similar fashion. I think it is sad so many do not have very many options. I mean the majority can only make ends meet never mind private tutors.

  80. 80

    Re: meanmom – Exactly. Its an excuse to justify the way they choose to live. Brangelina will never decide to settle down and have a home base for their kids to attend a school. No, cause they're to selfish and busy globe trotting the world to ever settle down in one place for the sake of their kids. They can do all the travelling they want during summer vacations and other holidays but during the school period they should be in a school, like most kids in the world.

  81. 81

    Re: LovelyCup – They are two different subjects. I know that. I totally agree with the family is doing, but one major reason the US schools suck is because of the unions. I don't see how you can disagree with that. If the last hired, even if they are a great teacher, and then they get fired first.. something is wrong with that system. When teachers just sit there in class now days while students fight or sex is going on - - last case was with grammar school age kids - - something is wrong. When these and the other crappy teachers aren't fired what happens?? OF COURSE, more than 90% are great, maybe even 95%, but that leaves THOUSANDS of bad teachers, and who do you think suffers the most? POOR KIDS!!! When the unions stop backing this type of policy, they will get many more supporters!

  82. 82

    Must be nice to have the luxury to make these choices. And hire tutors to educate your kids. Thank you Angie and Brad for saving all of 6 children from the corrupt educational system. Makes a huge difference. Yay.

  83. 83

    Re: dave123 – thought I was the only one to notice that! Kind of sounds like "wur aint neddun no skoolin shucks wur al rite cus weez un got them thear thing give us unn whut we nead al tym white stuf fer drinkun.

  84. 84

    im sorry i still dont understand this family, there's more to it than just wanting to adopt unfortunate children from impoverished nations??????????? something just doesn't fit right, oh and BEFORE you start giving me shizz, remember MY OPINION, i called it first so u cant say shizz bout me, RULES i dont make em and I dont break em.

  85. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: My black circumcised baby! – North American? World education rankings in Maths, Sciences and Reading in OECD countries, from number one ranked on down: South Korea, Finland, Canada, New Zealand, Japan, Australia, Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, Estonia, Switzerland, Poland, Iceland, U.S., Sweden, Germany, Ireland, France, Denmark, U.K., Hungary, Portugal, Italy, Slovenia, Greece, Spain, Czech Repub., Slovakia, Israel, Luxembourg, Austria, Turkey, Chile, Mexico.
    Canada ranks third, so your 'The North American education system is pure garbage' comment is pure garbage, apart from your non existent research and theory.

  86. 86

    "…and they adhere to a international program of education." It's actually "an international program," not "a international program." Just, you know, since eduation is so important and all…..

  87. 87

    Shocker, "better than thou" dumb fucks raising dumb fucks.