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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Tom and Katie Homeschooling Suri?

Well, sort of.

If you've googled "homeschooling" and "news" lately, then you know that Tom and Katie
Cruse have announced their plans to homeschool Suri. This adds another number to the many lists of famous homeschoolers.

I am realizing however, that the fact that the rich and famous are joining the ranks of homeschoolers does nothing for (nor takes nothing away from) homeschooling. Maybe it's because celebrities are expected to be eccentric, or because no one expects or worries about them falling short in their homeschool duties as it usually involves merely hiring a teacher as mentioned in this Katie Holmes interview: "...And we homeschool Suri -- she has a teacher who is with her every day. We like the one-on-one education. I'm happy that my daughter is strong-willed and determined. You really have to go with what the child is wanting."

A Huffington Post reporter however, mentioned that homeschooling is popular with Scientology anyway....  How dismissive!


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1 comment:

Mrs. C said...

It's their right to raise their kid as they please. I think the comments on the story say more about the posters than the Cruise family. :)