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Is Reese Headed Down South?

Reese was spotted doing some holiday shopping in LA yesterday. While she doesn't look so happy to see the cameras, she still looks adorable. Apparently Reese won't be spending most of her time in LA for much longer. Supposedly Reese is moving back to the south. She's taken Ava and Deacon to Charleston, SC and enrolled both kids in public school.

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mollyblair2 mollyblair2 9 years
hi. i go to Porter Gaud in sc and i know for a fact that reese's kids arent enrolled at our school. i heard that maybe they were at a different private school called ashley hall which is an all girls school except for preschool. but thats just what i heard
4real 4real 9 years
so
carolingirl carolingirl 9 years
I too would like to comment. I was born and raised in Charleston and know plenty of educated people that are also from here. And they know how to spell a lot (megg and sashak). In fact, many that went to private schools couldn't make it through college. Just because an education is paid for doesn't make it superior. Yes, there is a need for improvement in the public schools, but improvements are being made all the time. Shouldn't the parents also be involved in their child's educations, or is it all up to the state? BTW, locals are saying she moved to Seabrook and enrolled her children at Porter Gaud, a private school.
tkdmom tkdmom 9 years
I am also a native South Carolinian and I feel that now have to speak up and defend my choices since someone on here posted that "anyone that cares about their child's education would not send them to a public school". That is just totally ridiculous. My son started kindergarten this year at Mt Pleasant Academy, a NATIONALLY ranked elementary school, and yes, it is public. I have a niece that goes to Ashley Hall and a nephew that goes to Porter Gaud (both private). I would hold my son's education up to theirs ANY day of the week. We debated over sending our kids to private, and frankly, a lot of the private schools here are, in my opinion, much worse than the public schools. People automatically think that private is better, and well, frankly you are wrong. I used to be a teacher, I know. And I agree with the person who thought it was ridiculous to act like going to college after attending public school in SC is something out of the ordinary. ALL of my friends from high school went on to college, most then went on to graduate school. In rural areas this would be different, but some people on here are speaking about things they know nothing about. Do you know why the statistics are so low for SC schools? It's b/c our testing standards are much higher than some other states. You can read some about it here: http://ed.sc.gov/agency/superintendent/messages/Federalstudyofproficiencystandards.html I love the state I live in, I am a product of a public school system (I went to Lexington District 5 schools) and received a wonderful education. I went on to excel in college and have received a Master's degree. My husband also excelled in school and is an attorney. I'm only telling you this not b/c it's extraordinary, but b/c it is the NORM from where I come from and where I live now.
isabellemybelle isabellemybelle 9 years
lwright, well said!
lwright2 lwright2 9 years
I have lived in the South my entire life and can subjectively say that with public schools, it just depends where you live. I attended excellent public schools but that is because I lived in an affluent area where the parents were involved and there was no reason to attend private school. In other areas, absolutely no one but EXTREMELY poor people send their children to public schools. The quality of schools varies in different areas, but that is not unique to the South. In my family nearly everyone for the last three generations has attended college. Many have earned graduate degrees and we are Southerners through and through. For those who do not attend college, it does not mean that they or their families do not value education, but rather that they receive a different kind of education for work in rural areas where there isn't a need for a college degree. It doesn't mean their education is any less important or valuable. And on the subject of Britney Spears being used as an example of what Southerners are like, she is definately not a Southern lady. Of course there is trash in the South, just as there is everywhere else in the country, but Reese is the definition of Southern manners and class.
isabellemybelle isabellemybelle 9 years
Some of your comments about SC are way off base. I agree with the statement that the public schools have a way to go - however, acting as though most people here are "shocked" to find out that someone in their family has has a higher education is ridiculous. There is a very large percentage of highly educated people here. There are many opportunities and lots of wonderful people who live here. As someone who was born and raised in Columbia, I could not let some of these comments go without speaking up and defending the state that I love.
BRANDYNICOLE730 BRANDYNICOLE730 9 years
Beautiful! How would any man in his right mind cheat on this girl? Has Ryan Phillippe been admitted yet?
sashak sashak 9 years
awesome Toxx! Lemme know if you want any tips on non-touristy places to see!! not that ALL the touristy stuff is bad. the ghost walks are COOL! & the carriage rides around town are pretty neat!
t0xxic t0xxic 9 years
neat Ill be in charleston in april
sashak sashak 9 years
where in SC were you IMA?
Imabeliever Imabeliever 9 years
I miss SC..it was so beautiful there and the people were wonderful. ______________________________________________________ King and Queen of Crazy Town!
Miami-Gal Miami-Gal 9 years
I don't see anything about anyone being harsh. Some are quoting statistics, some their own experiences. I find it rather harsh that people make Britney a poster child for those in the South. THAT is a harsh generalization. We just discussed that yesterday.
Miami-Gal Miami-Gal 9 years
I don't see anything about anyone being harsh. Some are quoting statistics, some their own experiences. I find it rather harsh that people make Britney a poster child for those in the South. THAT is a harsh generalization. We just discussed that yesterday.
Jillness Jillness 9 years
She seems so genuine. Her actions really support the idea that she wants to protect her family, and keep her personal life private. I think she has a ton of class. Her and Jennifer Garner are in a league by themselves!
sashak sashak 9 years
I'm sorry if I have offended anyone, I speaking from personal experience. on a side note, Reece's shoes are really really cute!
sashak sashak 9 years
I'm not generalizing, I'm just trying to explain the public school situation here in SC. Not all the schools are bad & not all the folks here think education is a waste. In alot of public school (not all) the teachers have to be parents as well. So I know what you mean, Val. It can get really chaotic in a class room.
lickety-split lickety-split 9 years
my kids go to private school, so i know what you are saying. but honestly education isn't the reason i send them there. it's a small (275 kids) school in grades k-8 and the school is in a very beautiful setting. it's peaceful and safe, and they have developed a love of learning. everyday they are excited to go to school and everyday they have stories to tell me when they come home. i had to go the mat over the tuition with dh, but i had a bad experience in public school (again, not academics), and didn't want my kids to have the same. i'm bringing naughty back :naughty_elves:
Miss-Green Miss-Green 9 years
Wow, there are some harsh generalizations going on here...
Miami-Gal Miami-Gal 9 years
Next time there is a quote excusing Britney's obnoxious behavior because she from the south, I am going to say hey, that is incorrect. Reese is what real southerners act like. I'm not southern either, but in my experience meeting southerners, they are very proper. And public schools are what you make them. Shoot, all education is. I flipped out when my boyfriend's daughter asked him for a $20 gift certificate for her teacher to get extra credit. The teacher actually told the class if they want extra credit, here is my Christmas list! And this is in a pretty wealthy area in Broward county.
sashak sashak 9 years
night meg! :WAVE: sorry likenicole, that came out kinda harsh. hello to a fellow charlestonian!
MereBear MereBear 9 years
While South Carolina education still has room to improve, I simply can't let some of the statements regarding our state education system pass without comment. There has been continued emphasis and focus on improving our school systems and the state continues to show gains. South Carolina has some of the most stringent testing standards in the country. States with lower standards for "proficient" students then get credit for better performance than our state. Even so, South Carolina has made nationally recognized gains in several areas of testing. Further, the state has made a good faith effort to place a highly qualified teacher, as defined by NCLB, in each classroom. Granted, there are portions of the state that are still somewhat rural, however, that doesn't negate the fact that there is a strong focus on the continued improvement of our state education system.
sashak sashak 9 years
Wando is one of the only good ones
bluejeanie bluejeanie 9 years
'night megg! have a good dinner!
sashak sashak 9 years
trust me val, no one wants their kids to go to public schools in SC. there are a few good ones in Charleston, but they are few & far between
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