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Jaden Smith bashes public school systems, says everyone should drop out

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For years, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have been both praised and hated for their non-traditional parenting methods. Now it appears that their son Jaden Smith is following suit with his own non-traditional set of beliefs as he recently bashed the world’s school systems and claimed that everyone should drop out.

The teen star made the head-turning comments during an extended rant on his Twitter page last week about the ills of tainted public education.









Although none of the Smith’s have publicly supported Scientology, though they’ve been linked to it many times, Jaden’s anti-education was reminiscent of Scientology philosophy. Scientology promotes the idea that all humans are immortal souls living in human bodies who have “forgotten their true nature” and must “free” themselves of trauma and miseducation. Of course, in the religion, babies are seen as untainted and free without any knowledge.

However, that may or may not be Jaden or his family’s religious belief, we’ll just have to agree to disagree about education. Although there are definitely some school systems that may be harmful and ineffectual, last time we checked, neither babies or uneducated people could keep society functioning. So, unless he’s has a great alternative to public education, it’s seriously best that people stay in school.

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  1. Notya Biznes on September 16, 2013 at 9:21 am

    Rich, entitled kids who have never even seen the inside of a public (or likely any other kind of) school should STFU. He is promoting ignorance. Public school is far from what we would like for it to be, and could stand to be overhauled to help the inequities in certain neighborhoods/areas/states. HOWEVER public school turned out folks the likes of Oprah, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, and Steven Speilberg to name a few. Education of ANY KIND will always trump NO EDUCATION. Jaiden should know that considering his little sister admits she doesn’t know math because she never gets around to doing the lessons… I bet he thought he was being “deep”…

  2. PoeticFloetic on September 16, 2013 at 9:29 am

    everybody gonna bash him but let the kid have his view of things if that’s how he feel then that’s how he feel I cant even knock some of the things he said cause its some truth to them you don’t use half the things you learned in school in real life am just saying to each his own

    • lou on September 16, 2013 at 12:17 pm

      Nobody is bashing ” the kid”, but when you make ignorant statements like he has, yes he should be held accoutable and shown that blurting out stupid “thoughts” does not make them right!

    • Ms NC on September 16, 2013 at 12:17 pm

      So true to each his own and freedom of speech but shouldn’t he first speak in something he knows first hand. Even if he went to public school with his zip code it would be equal to a private school. I’m sure they’ll have the best of the best.

  3. Ms NC on September 16, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    Now what does Jaden really know about public school. Didn’t his parents attend public school, arent they successful? Public school may not be for all and teaches you to become part of the 8am-5pm working environment but everyone cant be or do the same.

  4. Helen G on September 16, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    if it wasn’t for your daddy……..

  5. Mimi on September 16, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    Seriously? Ok, yes you may have super star parents that can give you anything and everything, but bottom line is school is what you make of it! Don’t put all of the blame on the schools for not “educating” or “raising” people’s kids right. That is the responisbility of the PARENT not the school! So if a public school is lacking in an area or areas, it is up to the parent to supplement that and to teach their kids beyond school. Stop blaming the schools and also hold these parents responsible!
    How about challenging students to go above and beyond what the school is teaching them and encouraging them to make a not so good situation in to a great one!

  6. jd on September 16, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    Some truth in what he is saying people…

  7. remoten on September 16, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    Young Mr. Smith couldn’t get a clue even if you tatooed it to his chest.He has no idea what being in need since he’s never been there. And every person in this country needs an education. Even home schoolers seek knowledge from educational institutions (places of higher learning). Having money alone doesn’t make a person smart. Being the off spring of famous people doesn’t make you smart either. “COMMON SENSE WITHOUT BOOK SENSE EQUALS NO SENSE!” JUST LIKE BOOK SENSE WITHOUT COMMON SENSE ALSO EQUALS NO SENSE!” Jaden; forget about having money for a month and put your educational values to work! Ooops! that’s right; you don’t have any values without yours or your parent’s money! What a sad case you are.

    • themosteducated on September 17, 2013 at 7:48 am

      your sad and you look like a convict

      • remoten on September 17, 2013 at 12:09 pm

        Since you don’t know any better; I’ll forgive you for that comment. After all it’s like you and others like you to not have any worthwhile brain cells to ridicule some one while hiding your face like the coward you are.

  8. UncleChuck2 on September 17, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    FYI: This method is called “unschooling” and can be just as effective as traditional schooling.

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  10. Carmen on September 18, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    The young man is expressing his choice for an unconventional education. He said “stay out of school” not “don’t pursue an education.” Those who believe the only path to education is “school” are ignorant of their choices, powers and rights to an education. The intent of his tweets is “explore”. What could possibly be wrong with that? It’s as American as Huckleberry Finn – and certainly not elitist.

    • remoten on September 18, 2013 at 4:13 pm

      Carmen; maybe you don’t realize that “Huckleberry Finn” is a fictional story written before the turn of the 19th century; “not an American reality.” I guess you also believe “The Wizard of OZ” is real too? If you had said “American as apple pie or as Baseball” I might have given your words a bit of a thought. “NOT!!!” Because even then I know proper education plays a big part in the development of a stable mind. People who think home schooling provides them with everything they need really miss out on a lot because there’s just so much a person can learn being removed from public association at large. We have the largest percentage of school dropouts in the world. And we also (because of it) have the largest population of smart criminals behind bars doing anywhere from 5 years to natural life. “Didn’t think about that did you?” I know you mean well; but take into account all of the variables before you just jump in. You might find common ground for the train of thought presented. Oh I almost forgot; the number of educated criminals behind bars is on the rise as well because they believe they’re above the law or found a loophole in the law. But sooner or later it all catches up with them. Take this with you: (1.) BOOK SENSE WITHOUT COMMON SENSE = “NO SENSE.” Just like (2.) COMMON SENSE WITHOUT BOOK SENSE = “NO SENSE.” Without proper instruction it’s a “catch 22.” Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.” There is no middle ground. You’re either educated or well educated.

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  12. mel on September 19, 2013 at 2:12 am

    Although Jaden’s opinion could’ve been better articulated, it definitely promotes a well needed discussion about the nature public education.

    Public school’s have barely evolved passed the industrial age. It was designed to create a serving class, always been this way; and with standardized testing, it’s even more business driven. Extract out the creme of the crop, and leave the the rest to serve. Ever seen an autoshop class at a private school? That’s because private schools are meant for the ruling class. They kicked in heavy just after Brown v. Board of Education (ironic isn’t it?).

    I’m no Scientologist, but I’m certain they have some pretty efficient educational tools, and are certainly NOT training kids to be a sanitation worker, or a receptionist.