Will Smith says he and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith are homeschooling their children because he doesn’t believe in teachers and feels the most valuable things he learned in life he didn’t get from school. He tells Reader’s Digest:
“The date of the Boston Tea Party does not matter. I know how to learn anything I want to learn. I absolutely know that I could learn how to fly the space shuttle because someone else knows how to fly it, and they put it in a book. Give me the book, and I do not need somebody to stand up in front of the class.”
I love Will Smith and all, but I can guarantee you there’s no way he could actually fly a space shuttle after just reading a book. Okay fine, he could get in the cockpit and be in the space shuttle as it was traveling through the air, but I don’t think crashing it into the side of a mountain or straight into New York city should technically count as “flying a space shuttle.” If it does, then he wouldn’t even need the book. Or arms.