Tag: Applied Scholastics

Scientology worms its way into schools

Former teachers and administrators are concerned that at-risk students at the Phoenix-based Career Success charter school district have been exposed to teaching methods tied to the Church of Scientology But upon reviewing the material DeAnna Rowe, executive director of the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools, says she sees no problem. “Overall it appears to promote the need to respect another’s religious beliefs,” Rowe wrote in an email. The Scientology cult uses various front groups in its attempts to both market its views and gain respectability. One such groups, Applied Scholastics, promotes the use of study techniques created by L.

Tutoring Service Approved By DC Public Schools Has Ties To Church of Scientology

Scientology Concerned parents contacted a television station about one of the groups approved for tutoring by D.C.’s Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) – a group that has connections to the founder of the Church of Scientology.

Applied Scholastics International, a Scientology front group, is one of 29 tutoring services listed in the Title I Supplemental Educational Services Guide.

Religion News Roundup – Scientology: Katie Holmes; Scientology warning poster removed, Scientology tutors, and more

Scientology Religion News Blog’s roundup of Scientology-related stories includes a look at • Katie Holmes’ diet • Scientology front group offers tutoring • the ‘Church’ is building a ‘mission’ near John Travolta’s home.

Plus: • Actor John Duignan talks about his experiences during 22 years in the cult. Also, • a California town will again look at an ordinance that would limit picketing outside homes in unincorporated Riverside County, including dormitories at the Church of Scientology’s compound near Hemet.