Counting On alum Jill Duggar Dillard and her husband Derick Dillard made a huge decision regarding their son Israel Dillard‘s future. It’s hard to believe that little Israel is almost 5 years old ( his birthday is in April). So as the oldest Dillard son approaches this milestone birthday, his parents enrolled him in public school for kindergarten.
However, this is a huge departure from the way Jill was raised. Israel Dillard is the first Duggar grandchild to go to a public school. Here’s what we know about Israel’s educational future
Counting On: Jill Duggar Dillard Registers Israel Dillard For Kindergarten
This week former Counting On stars Jill Duggar Dillard and Derick Dillard did something very un-Duggar-like. They enrolled their oldest son Israel in public school. Jill did start to home school Israel Dillard. But now she’s decided public school would be fun for her son Israel. This is quite a departure from her childhood education. Recall she and all her siblings were taught at home by her mother.
However, since Counting On’s Jill Dillard wed Derick she found her independence. Although she is following her religious upbringing of letting the husband lead the family, Derick is more progressive than her father is. Sadly, Jill’s family seems to be punishing her for following her strict family’s upbringing. After-all she did marry the man her father, Jim Bob Duggar cherry-picked for her. So, it makes no sense that she is more or less shunned from her Duggar family’s life.
Like Father, Like Son For Israel Dillard’s Education
Counting On’s Israel Dillard’s enrolled in kindergarten. Additionally, it’s the same school district Derick attended as a boy. So just about 25 years later, Derick’s little boy will get to experience the same classrooms as his dad. Jill says that this makes Israel’s school experience extra special.
Of course, Jill’s decision to put Israel in public school will certainly come under scrutiny from her parents. However, her brothers and sisters who still appear on Counting On will likely support her. Although they might not do so publicly for fear of how their father will react and potentially retaliate. Most of Jill’s siblings are dependent on the show for their income as well as their parents for financial support. However, Jill has been more or less exiled from the Duggar side of her family in recent years since her husband was fired from the family’s reality show.
Counting On: New Season Filming Now?
Season 10 of Counting On aired its finale episode in December of last year. Rating for the series that focuses on the adult children of Michelle Duggar and Jim Bob Duggar have been in steady decline the last few seasons. In fact, Duggar fans are prepared for TLC to end their television run. But now there’s a strong indication there will be a season11 of Counting On.
Both Jinger Duggar Vuolo and her husband Jeremy Vuolo have indicated on their individual social media accounts that they are in fact filming for an upcoming season of Counting On. So we likely should see new episodes chronicling the adult Duggar kids within the next few months.