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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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106.

Kathleen    

I agree. Its too son for the to make such a big adjustment. I think its a great idea to wait a year and then look at the school again. They need to be moved carefully and slowly into life without their father.

1838 days ago
107.

a fan    

These children need to be protected from the evil media and cruel public that destroyed their father.

MJ was sweet, modest, innocent and fragile. (see Angelica Huston on MJ Time Magazine July 2009). The media and the public destroyed the reputation and career of the greatest entertainer the world has ever seen because of a pedophile witch hunt that never would have happened if he looked like Brad Pitt.

1838 days ago
109.

Mary Sapp    

An article in re home schooling from the LA TIMES written during Gov. Huckabee's run for the Presidency:

As other candidates have found over the years, home-schoolers’ flexible schedules make them invaluable volunteers. High school-age students can call a halt to calculus to set up chairs for a town hall meeting, or put off biology for a day to stick mailing labels on the latest campaign flier.

In the evenings, families pile into minivans to canvas door-to-door. Parents often send their children to make the pitch, so the whole experience becomes part of their education, like a civics class come to life.

“You get a family where there’s eight or nine children … you have a team right there. Put several of those out helping, and doing it for free, and that does a lot,” said Justin LaVan, 35, a Des Moines lawyer and father of five who serves on the board of the Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators.

1838 days ago
110.

jean    

What could be learned of value at a Jackson home?

a) greed
b) obscessive behavior
c) body dismorphic syndrome
d) low self esteem
e) poor social skills, reclusive behavior
f) fiducial irresponsibility, spending beyond your means,not paying those you owe back

Yes, these children will be educated for the "real world"

1838 days ago
111.

illusionist    

I think this is the best thing for the kids at this time. Maybe in a year or two get them into a regular school. Right now is a bad time and they really don't need other kids asking them a zillion questions.

1838 days ago
112.

Mia    

Actually, I am not an idiot. I have several friends who home school. And I still support normal education, where kids compete, form friendships and interact daily in an environment similar to the real world. Although these kids will enjoy travel and wealth, they will have missed out on a normal school experience.

1838 days ago
113.

doc murry    

the only playmates these kids ever had was store manniquins..because wacko jacko perferred plastic people to real people.these kids are going to be kooks and totally werid like their drunk,spaced out dad(if you can call him dad but i bet they call him freakazoid)ohhhh the humanity

1838 days ago
114.

THISISIT again MJ breaks records    

this is such good news. The graduates from that buckely school are nothing to brag about *paris hilton, the kardashians and many more low life"celebs".

Those children seem so smart and articulate, the choice MJ made to have them home schooled was a fantastic decision. I remember a clip of Prince playing chess and having a serious discussion about the sun setting in the west. He was so articulate and cute saying that stuff.

1838 days ago
115.

WillOTheWisp    




AWESOME!

Michael’s kids are going to be just fine. Y’all can hate on Katherine all you like, but I believe she is going to turn out some wonderful citizens. Michael had the kids during their impressionable years (Michael was very mannered and gracious), and now, Mrs. Jackson has them to teach all that she has learned through the years, and recent months. I’m sure she’s learned from her mistakes after listening to some of the jabs Latoya and Joe gave to her when they spoke out in public. I like the woman and I know she’ll do Michael proud. If Michael Jackson loved her, she can’t be all bad. You can tell the kids all love her (minus Latoya).

May the Lord bless Mrs. Jackson with Wisdom and Much Love for all her grandkids. They will be just fine!

Go on Mrs. Jackson; Do your stuff!

1838 days ago
116.

Honey    

I think this is a wise idea, at least for the next year until the hype surrounding MJ's death settles down. These children have been through enough this summer and need time to adjust to like without their father, life at the Jackson compound, life in the spot light and getting to knew Debbie. They have plenty on their plate and don't need the added stress of peers and getting use to school. Eventually they will want to venture out on their own and school would be great place to start. Children are resilient but these kids have been extremely sheltered. They need to be slowly eased into what we all consider normal life.

1838 days ago
117.

DaveO    

These children are not MJ's bio children MJ bought these kids. Where are the cops to stop this white slavery. who says you can't buy kids. How can people with money bypass laws that are meant to protect. this is sick.

1838 days ago
118.

HATERS ARE DESPERATE!    

43. Diane Dimond has a facebook, maybe we can send her a message telling what the fans think about her indecent conduct.

Posted at 4:51AM on Sep 9th 2009 by Andreemyrian (from Monaco)

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GREAT SUGGESTION! THANK YOU! HER MADNESS MUST STOP!!!


TAKEN FROM ANOTHER TMZ THREAD:

176. THIS WAS ON HERE PREVIOUSLY:

from brancarocks and athena for people to contact et about diane dimond and her possible removal. I thought you might like to see it.

et.newsdesk@cbsparamount.com

Athena suggested this sample text that all are free to use. See below:

Please be advised that I will boycott your program as long as Diane Dimond is in your employ. After Michael Jackson died, I took it upon myself to read any and everything I could find, including Dimond’s book, so as to reach my own conclusions as to his guilt or innocence. In the end, I was appalled at the flimsy case mounted by the Santa Barbara D.A., and fueled by irresponsible journalists such as Dimond. Michael Jackson’s death does not speak to his weakness; it speaks to his humanity. No human could withstand such an onslaught of salacious, lurid gossip. Shame on Diane Dimond!

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Posted at 2:44PM on Sep 4th 2009 by Jan
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THANK YOU !!!

ATTENTION ALL MICHAEL JACKSON FANS AROUND THE WORLD !!!

It’s OUR TURN NOW to find and EXPOSE EVERYTHING on MARTIN BASHIR and DIANE DIMOND !!!

WE MUST MAKE CALLS, SEND EMAILS, AND BOYCOTT ALL PROGRAMS AND ALL THE SPONSORS (COMPANIES) ASSOCIATED WITH MARTIN BASHIR AND DIANE DIMOND !!!

SPREAD THE WORD TO EVERYONE YOU KNOW !!!

WE ALL NEED TO JOIN TOGETHER FOR MICHAEL AND GET THIS DONE !!!

WE OWE THIS TO MICHAEL !!!



1838 days ago
119.

Andreemyrian    

129. These three white children are being held captive by a Black family,where are the authorities? This is a outrage!!!

Posted at 11:21AM on Sep 9th 2009 by capt
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If you can say only stupidities, go away morron

1838 days ago
120.

mel    

I think it's great. They will keep the same tutors they are familiar with. They won't have to put up with other children bashing their dad (and mom for selling them) and all the who's your daddy drama. Good move on the Jacksons part!

1838 days ago
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