Smith Puts His Money Where His Church Is (Maybe)

Actor funds school that uses Scientology teaching methods
By Sam Gale Rosen,  Newser Staff
Posted May 19, 2008 12:05 PM CDT
Will Smith with Tom Cruise at a ceremony at Grauman's Chinese Theatre.   (Getty Images (by Event) Individuals)
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(Newser) – Doing little to dispel widespread rumors that he's a new recruit to Scientology, Will Smith is funding a school that will use teaching methods devised by L. Ron Hubbard. Smith's own kids will attend the school, reports the Guardian. So-called "Study Technology" has been criticized for its ties to religious dogma and lack of data about its educational value. (Read more Will Smith stories.)