Two of Jon and Kate Gosselin’s kids have been expelled from their private school in Pennsylvania, according to Forbes magazine. Alexis and Collin Gosselin were kicked out of school for “rage issues” related to the filming of “Kate Plus 8.” Kate Gosselin has refused to say anything public about the matter.
The Gosselin kids are now going to be homeschooled, which probably would be better for them anyway. They already live a stressful enough life as it is with so many cameras around and a high-strung mother and father. Their issues at school would be best handled at home first.
Homeschooling celebrity children is nothing new. Many other stars have private tutors who often help child actors get much more individualized attention so they can excel in their studies.
Miley Cyrus recently said she didn’t miss school because she was always homeschooled, even back when her dad would go on tour. Celebitchy.com reports Miley didn’t know what a “normal” life was:
“Because of my dad, I was always home-schooled. I would go on tour with my dad. I didn’t really know what a normal life was. So when people ask me if I miss it, you can’t really miss anything you don’t know.”
Miley has recently come under fire for giving provocative performances in Europe and even drinking beer in Spain. Perhaps the lack of a normal life is finally getting to her, not to mention her parents’ divorce.
Lindasy Lohan turned down some roles to attend high school on Long Island near her home. She eventually left high school to be homeschooled. At Cold Spring Harbor High, she excelled in science and math before she was pulled out of school.
Lohan’s education only took her so far. Now she’s battling rehab and drug addiction. Perhaps the structure of school would have done her some good, instead of living under the high pressure of her parents Michael and Dina.
Hayden Panettiere can certainly relate to the Gosselin kids. When she did attend school, she was teased and one time she was even punched in the face during her middle school years. Panettiere revealed in 2009 she was homeschooled much of her life. When she would come back from filming a movie or television show, she would have trouble re-integrating into her group of friends.
Panettiere is one star who seems to have a balanced life. She speaks on behalf of several environmental causes and, despite her sometimes party image, Panettiere has stayed out of the public eye for bad reasons as she concentrates on her film career.
Will Homeschooling Work?
For the Gosselin kids, homeschooling may work and it may not. If school was seen as a respite from long days of shooting “Kate Plus 8,” then the therapeutic nature of school was lost on Jon and Kate Gosselin as they prepared the sextuplets for school life.
Perhaps home is the only place they feel normal. If being out in public is too much of a struggle with paparazzi and being followed, then maybe hiring a private tutor is the best way to handle their education.
Casserly, Meghan, “Gosselin Kids Expelled From School, Kate Stays Mum”, Forbes.com.
Celebitchy, “Miley Cyrus: ‘I was always home-schooled.'”