Will Smith and his TMI-spewing wife recently fired the headmaster of their private school. Allegedly, the educational feud with Jacqueline Olivier was over the curriculum for a “Study Technology” class at the New Village Leadership Academy. Will and Jada have denied that the school is all about Scientology, but the word is that Olivier wanted to do some tinkering with the course, even though it was designed by L. Ron Hubbard, which wasn’t cool with Will and Jada. Guess they’ll have to find a new headmaster to teach their kids science fiction?
But wait a second. Let’s back up. Will and Jada Pinkett Smith have a school? And they aren’t the only ones. [NY Daily News]
- Oprah is all about female empowerment on her show, and in 2007, she gave girls in South Africa a huge opportunity to do just that. Oprah opened the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls to give poverty-stricken girls the chance to better their lives by educating themselves. [MSNBC]
- Obama should choose Shakira as his Education Czar. The Columbian singer traveled to her hometown to open the Barefoot Foundation School. Her foundation has since helped open five more schools, from Pre-K to high school. [USA Today] — Amazing. Do you think she teaches the belly dancing class?
- Serena Williams is an ace on the court, but her new school will help children in Kenya ace their next test. Last year, the tennis star partnered with Hewlett Packard and the Build African Schools Foundation to open the Serena Williams Secondary School in Kenya. [Build African Schools]