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The Jackson Kids' Education -- Home Works

9/9/2009 2:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson's kids won't be attending a swanky school in Los Angeles after all -- the family has decided to keep them enrolled at the one learning facility they are very familiar with ... home.

Michael Jackson's Kids

A source extremely close to the situation tells us the decision was made not to enroll Michael Jr., Paris, and Prince at the Buckley School -- where Tito's three kids attended -- so they could continue being homeschooled by the same tutors they had under Michael's supervision.

The only difference -- their home is now the Jackson's place in Encino, not Michael's place in Holmby Hills.

We're told the Jackson family is pulling out all the stops to recreate a "normal" school environment -- they're even building a school yard, complete with a volleyball court, so the kids can enjoy P.E. time. The kids will also go on field trips and have a designated "lunch hour" in between classes.


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211.

Amy    

home schooled? wow, i think for right now maybe until the end of the year that is good. but hopefully they will be put back in school next year.

1872 days ago
212.

pua    

While I agree with the decision of the Jacksons to keep the kids out of the limelight and the cruel spotlight, they will have to grow up eventually, and I would think the elder Jacksons would have learned by now about altered normality...

1872 days ago
213.

nan    

236 just saying .totaly agree.I Am JUST SAYING if yu are a mj fan and folow oprah as well sept 16 she is doing a show on him using highlights from their interview in the nineties.long story short , she was on sme entertainment show saying at the time of the original interview she had compassion for him.when press she said she still had compassion but whhen child abuse is alleged ,she takes a step back.{her audience is alot of stay at home mothers}i emailed her asking her to read michael jackson conspiricy and to be do alittle more research as people can have other agenda for taing someone to court such as her case in texas years ago over her remark of never eating another hamburger....anyway if anyone follows oprah and wants to voice some support for mj ,maybe she would have on tom mesereau or aphropdie jones if enough people asked for it she haas a large audience and some people follow her blindly

1872 days ago
214.

Just sayin    

Paparazzo@frog.cc your an ass.

Most home schooled children and unschooled children actually do better, and grow up smarter then children that go to regular school. Know your facts, Home schooled kids don't just sit at home, they have whole communities of other home schooled kids that they interact with. Its not just sitting at home.

Well maybe if you were home schooled you would know about doing research.

1872 days ago
215.

greytalli    

These poor kids. Who thinks they will ever have a seemingly "normal" life? They should be sent to public school or even a private school where they can learn to socialize with others than family. Even dogs have to be socialized to learn how to get along with other dogs. These kids need to learn to get along with other kids and that they are not as "special" as their family wants them to be.

1872 days ago
216.

Mariah    

Yes!! I am so happy they will stay at home. Making them go to school so soon was bad news. Let them do what they are used to for now. Reports that they have no friends are wrong anyway. There are photos out there with them and other kids (not just their cousins). I am happy for them.

1872 days ago
217.

Mariah    

244 (Just sayin'):

I agree with you for the most part. Being home schooled is essentially the same as going to "regular" school; there is equal opportunity for a home schooled kid to be not so bright just like there is for a regular schooled kid. I have known plenty of both. I worked with 2 sisters who were home schooled. One was brilliant (the 14 yr old) and the other (17 yrs old), well, left much to be desired as far as being articulate and also had really poor math schools.

It's just luck of the draw. There are plenty of crappy teachers in the regular school system, too. When you are home schooled it doesn't always mean by your parents, and people don't always recognize that either. These Jackson kids probably have college professors teaching them and I bet the kids are just as smart as they have been reported as being.

1872 days ago
218.

Mariah    

Oops, meant poor math "skills" not "schools". Nice writing skills on my part! LOL.

1872 days ago
219.

Hzh    

i'm very glad that the children are going to be home-schooled. there are a lot of children being home-schooled and nothing's wrong with that. in fact home-schooled children are brighter. michael's children have normal lives even before their daddy's death - that's for sure.

#14, i'm with you. :)

1872 days ago
220.

Stranger in NC    

GOOD!!!!! That is where they need to be, away from the media following them to and from school. Leave his kids alone. Don't treat them the way Michael was treated. He was dogged by the media and they are waiting to do it to his children. They have been through enough.
Love you Michael

1871 days ago
221.

They were in it for the money    

I just hope these children get a better education than some of their Uncles. Then again, they will lead a very sheltered life if Mrs. Jackson sends them down the JW path. No contact with people of the world, etc. I shudder to think how these children lived before with Christmas and Birthdays, won't be like that anymore. No lights, no special things to look forward to and then the 1st Christmas without father, it's going to be hard, but they will get through it the best they can.
Yea, after coming to a number of conclusions. I also feel these children would be better off somewhere else. Just too bad Katherine can't tell certain sons of hers to push off and cut them off. Hope she has it laid out in stone that somebody else with more brains takes over when she passes, otherwise those children are going to be flat broke by the time they reach 21.

1871 days ago
222.

Look at all the WJ spermette cheerleaders on TMZ. WJ rahrahrah!    

the kidz should be freaks at neverland when it opens as a wacko jacko museum soon....

1871 days ago
223.

lankandiva    

Hi all,

came across this on the opus site and thought many of you would love to contribute to the final opus of Michael Jackson..Now here's our chance to be able to do something for MJ,our tributes..all the best to all who try..

Be a part of the Opus Here's your chance to be part of the Official Michael Jackson Opus. Simply send in your favourite artwork, poem, photograph or written tribute to Michael and we will choose the best examples to be included in the Opus - giving you the opportunity to go down in history as a contributor to the Official Michael Jackson Opus.

Enter by September 30th All entries to contribute to the Opus must be made by September 30th 2009, although the Flickr group will continue for longer

http://www.krakenopus.com/family/michaeljackson/contribute.php

1871 days ago
224.

Jessica    

A source "extremely close" to the family??

My guess is either LaToya or Joe - neither one has ever been shy about selling their stories to the media when their cash flow runs low.

1871 days ago
225.

Seacrest is a Shorty    

I STILL THINK BLANKET LOOKS AN AWFUL LOT LIKE RICO(?) BRANDO. DOES ANYONE ELSE SEE A RESEMBLENCE?

1871 days ago
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