Saturday, June 4, 2011

Angelina Jolie Not Keen On American Education System

Angelina Jolie
Just like any other Mom, Angelina Jolie is concerned about the state of American education today.  She's lucky to have the resources to send her kids to the best schools in the world, unlike many of us.  

"I wish there was a book every parent could read that tells you how to navigate through the school system, and how to tailor the education system for your children and their interests," the mom of six tells the Independent. "I'm personally getting a lot more involved with their different tutors and teachers."
Jolie's children are enrolled in the Lycée programme French schooling system in several different countries, including New York, Prague and Venice.
"But we have different teachers from different cultures in our house, who travel with us. Not only nannies but teachers," she says. "To us it's about building a team around us where we can all be enhanced culturally and they can help with following a curriculum legally."
The "Kung Fu Panda 2" star adds that she believes there's a lot to be learned outside the classroom.
"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," she says. "But we travel and I'm the first person to say, 'Get the schoolwork 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.
"I feel that there's got to be a new way to tailor things more directly to our children," she explains. "Considering the amount of information we have today, the internet and online books... We as parents need to think about how we can shake it up and make it better."

Good advice Angie!  Parents need to take action in order to improve our educational system.


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