Last week news surfaced that Will and Jada Pinkett Smith had abruptly shut down their Scientology based school, The New Village Leadership Academy [click here if you missed that].
Now insiders claim sixth graders at the school couldn't even read...
From The National Enquirer
“Will told Jada from the start that opening this school could be a legal nightmare,” said a friend. “He never wanted to do it.
“But Jada promised him that it was an excellent school and there was nothing to worry about. Now he’s flipping out,” the source said, “and unhappy with Jada for the humiliating closure.”
The school has also struggled with finances, piling up more than $1 million in liabilities by 2011 despite charg¬ing its students between $7,500 to $12,000 in tuition. Disgruntled parents charge that the number of kids enrolled was deliberately kept low so the acad¬emy would not be subject to certain state standards.
“There have been students who went there and claimed they couldn’t even read when they got out of sixth grade,” the source continued. “When the school opened, everyone thought it was going to be an uplifting expe¬rience and good for the kids, but it turned out to be a nightmare.”