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Tom Cruise And Katie Holmes Are Battling Over Suri's Education. Can You Relate?

Thu, January 13, 2011 10:42am EDT by 1 Comment; Getty ImagesTom and Katie’s fight over their 4-year-old daughter’s schooling is driving them apart. Have you ever had this argument, Hollymoms?

So much for smooth sailing on the Cruise home-front. Tom Cruise and his wife Katie Holmes are in a bitter battle over 4-year-old Suri‘s education. Tom wants her to be home-schooled like his older children Connor, 16, and Isabella, 18, but Katie is pushing for Suri to attend a private school. Will this fight cause more rifts in their stormy four year marriage?

Suri visited her dad in Vancouver!

“Suri turns 5-years-old in April and her official Scientology education is about to begin, but deciding on how to go about it has suddenly turned into one of the biggest crises of Tom and Katie’s entire relationship,” an insider tells the National Enquirer. Tom, 48, who hopped around from school to school while he was growing up — attending eight elementary schools and three high schools — doesn’t want Suri to have the same experience. “Tom doesn’t have happy memories of school life,” says the source, “and he loved how home-schooling worked out or Connor and Bella. He doesn’t think Suri should be treated any differently. ”

Maybe Suri will go to fashion school when she’s older?

On the other hand, Katie, 32, had a more traditional education at an all-girls Catholic school, Notre Dame Academy in Toledo, Ohio. “Katie was a straight-A student,” says the insider. “She wants the same kind of experience for her daughter, even if it can’t be in a Catholic school.” But, there might be a light at the end of the tunnel. According to the source, the couple’s pals Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith want Suri to attend the private elementary school they founded that uses Scientology philosophy and methods in lesson plans.

Tom is having triple trouble with his kids!

“It seems like it could be a good compromise,” the insider adds, “but if the solution isn’t found soon, it’s not certain their marriage will survive.” Do you think the Cruises’ marriage will fall apart over Suri’s schooling? What should they do?

–Leigh Blickley

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