Why Angelina Jolie puts her faith in home schooling

Friday June 3, 2011

When it comes to Angelina Jolie's children, she feels conventional schools just don't meet their needs.

The actress and mother-of-six said she believes the modern education system has not caught up with the modern way of life, preferring to home-school her and Brad Pitt's brood.

In an interview with The Independent, Angelina admitted she urges her children to "pick up a book" instead of finishing their schoolwork.

"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 said.

"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."

The power-couple's hectic film schedules mean they often take children Maddox, nine; Pax, seven; Zahara, six; Shiloh, five and two-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne around the world with them.

They have enrolled their offspring in the Lycee programme, a French schooling system taught by nannies and specialist teachers.

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