Sunday, August 9, 2009

Are Will and Jada Teaching Scientology At School?

Will and Jada Pinkett Smith opened the New Village Leadership Academy last year denying that it had ties to Scientology. The New York Post Page Six reports that the couple replaced the head of the Academy, Jacqueline Olivier with a woman who has studied Scientology. Explanation for the change appears to be a difference in teaching philosophy:

A rep for the Smiths told Page Six, "Jacquie is no longer at the school for reasons entirely unrelated to curriculum. She is an excellent educator and fully embraced the school's secular and open-minded approach to innovative teaching methodologies."

But an insider told, "Her position was becoming untenable as she did not agree with Study Tech and felt uncomfortable with it." Foster was described as "more 'in-line' with their thinking."

At the end of the day do the Smith's really owe anyone an explanation?

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