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Will Smith funds school teaching Scientology creator's study method

Title: Will Smith funds school teaching Scientology creator's study method
Date: Monday, 19 May 2008
Publisher: The Guardian (UK)
Author: Anil Dawar
Main source: guardian.co.uk

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Actor Will Smith is funding his own private school that will teach youngsters using an educational system devised in part by the Scientology cult. The curriculum at Smith's New Village Academy of Calabasas, on which he has spent nearly £500,000, uses different educational theories including "study technology" – a learning method developed by L Ron Hubbard, the founder of the Church of Scientology. Websites dedicated to monitoring Scientologist activity are also claiming that at least six members of staff employed at ... [Read the rest at guardian.co.uk]