Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith‘s son, Jaden Smith recently went on a Twitter rant about school, America’s education system and society. And of course, the 15-year-old went as far as to encourage young kids to quit school…because he thinks it’s just a waste of time to his 4 million followers.
Here’s what he had to say:
“People Use To Ask Me What Do You Wanna Be When You Get Older And I Would Say What A Stupid Question The Real Question Is What Am I Right Now.
All The Rules In This World Were Made By Someone No Smarter Than You. So Make Your Own….School Is The Tool To Brainwash The Youth…Education Is Rebellion….If Newborn Babies Could Speak They Would Be The Most Intelligent Beings On Planet Earth.
If Everybody In The World Dropped Out Of School We Would Have A Much More Intelligent Society….Everybody Get Off Your Phones And Go Do What You Actually Wanna Do.”
The young teen, who was rumored to be seeking emancipation from his family earlier this year– a rumor Will quickly shut down, has been home-schooled all of his life with an awesome “after school” job. So why tell normal teens to drop out of high school?
In 2008, the Smiths founded their own school, ‘The New Leadership Academy’ in Calabasas, California and closed its doors earlier this year due to lack of funding. The academy’s learning environment taught learning, equality, offered organic meals, and provided laptops for every student.
Will recently shared his parenting philosophy explaining:
“I think that, specifically in African American households, the idea coming out of slavery, there’s a concept of your children being property and that was a major part that Jada and I realized with our kids. We respect our children the way we would respect any other person. Things like cleaning up their room. You would never tell a full-grown adult to clean their room, so we don’t tell our kids to clean their rooms.”
So what’s your take on Will and Jada’s parenting skills? Should their kid’s Tweets be monitored, knowing that they have such a strong following on social media sites?