Yesterday, we learned that Alanis Morissette and her husband had made the somewhat unconventional education choice by unschooling their three children. Well, despite looking 100% like the type of person who would place a hand to their chest and whisper, “My children are the teachers, I am the student,” Angelina Jolie won’t be calling up Alanis for any anti-traditional school tips. Angelina and Brad Pitt are still hammering out the details of their custody agreement, but they’ve reportedly come to a decision on what the kids are going to do for school. And sources say they’re going the conventional route.
Angelina and Brad currently have 5 children that need their education sorted out: Pax (16), Zahara (15), Shiloh (13), and twins Knox and Vivienne (11). Maddox is 18, and started college last fall. A source tells Us Weekly that Angelina and Brad’s custody deal now includes an agreement about “traditional schooling,” which was Brad’s idea.
A source tells Us that traditional schooling is something Pitt “had been pushing for and the children’s therapist also recommended. Brad wants the kids to be in a school setting, and not isolated being homeschooled.”
It has been said that Angelina believes Brad has turned the kids’ world “upside down,” so I’m sure it won’t be long before we hear “a source” hiss something about the irony of a man that gets confused by sandwich fractions pushing for regular school. But right now, the only bad news for Brad is that the kids, as well as Maddox, are all currently at home due to coronavirus self-isolation, so they really can’t avoid a homeschooling experience at the moment. A source says:
“Angelina has the other children on a routine by waking them up early everyday and getting them started on their school tasks shortly afterwards.”
There was a time when Angelina and Brad had the kids enrolled at the Lycée Français schools, which means they could show up at whatever affiliated French school was available in whatever city they happened to be in at the moment. And we know this because photographers were always camped out at the entrance. Eventually it appeared that Angelina and Brad’s kids weren’t going to school, and they were sticking around at home, learning whatever languages appealed to them that week. Of course, Angelina and Brad are very rich, very famous people. So I highly doubt we’re going to see Angelina in a messy bun and sweats pull up to John Adams Middle School in a Dodge Grand Caravan, frantically signing a stack of permission slips before the school pick up warden tells her to move along.