Home schooling was one of the big topics of the night on Keeping Up With the Kardashians because as we learned, Kris Jenner has both Kendall and Kylie working full-time jobs.
They are modeling, contributing as fashion consultants to Seventeen Magazine and traveling to photo shoot locations while trying to keep up their grades at high school.
The matter came to an ugly head as the school year drew to a close. Kris Jenner learned that her teen daughters are experiencing stress to such a degree that one has anxiety attacks and the other is suffering skin rashes.
As E! cameras rolled Kylie jumped out of her mother's car on the way to school and headed back home. She was afraid to fail a final exam and her mother had refused to believe she was too ill to attend school that day.
After being dragged out of bed and continuing to plead her case in the car, only her escape to the sidewalk worked to get Kris' full attention on the problem.
Kendall didn't resort to the same dramatic action but kept up a loud and long-running nag session to try and prove the sisters' point.
They have fallen so far behind in their studies from missed school days that when they return to class they are unable to follow the lessons.
Their test scores have fallen and both girls are embarrassed and angry about it.
Kris Jenner thinks they should be able to study during their work assignments and then work hard at catching up when they return home. She won't listen to them when they say it isn't possible.
Not having dealt with this in the past with the three Kardashian girls, Kris Jenner made it seem as if she was unaware that show business kids who work, get private tutors assigned to them while traveling.
Viewers got a glimpse of one of the sisters getting hair and makeup done as the stylist ordered her to stop reading and look straight ahead.
Even Bruce Jenner didn't side with his daughters about getting home schooled, leaving the decision up to the Momager. As the episode concluded, the Jenners agreed that tutors would be hired for the teens as they move into the world of full-time wage earners.
Should the girls have informed Kris a lot earlier about the physical effects of the stress?
Sure, but Kris Jenner's inability to connect the dots between their careers and school performance was just as as much to blame.
One can only speculate that Kris' blind spot had something to do with the fact that she didn't want to face her part in running her daughters ragged.
What is your guess about Kris' cluelessness? Should she have kept Kylie and Kendall off the family payroll a bit longer if she so dearly wanted them to have a typical high school experience? The comments section is open for you.
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