kanye-west is having parents sign Confidentiality Agreements if their child is enrolled at its Donda Academy, just as concerns about the quality of the school’s education are beginning to circulate.
The 45-year-old rap and fashion icon, who has also been building a formidable high school basketball team made up of some of the best high school talent in the country, will open his doors to students from Pre-K to 12th grade. .
TMZ reports that the school currently only has about 100 students, some of whose parents have raised concerns about re-qualifying the education their children receive at the academy.
Parents come forward claiming Kanye forced them to sign NDA after school complaints began circulating
Since then, two of those parents have come forward and claimed that the school forced them to sign NDAs, essentially preventing them from being on the verge of talking about the school and their children’s education, according to a recent report from the Rolling Stone.
Although the NDAs have only fueled parental concern, Tamar Andrews, Kanye’s consultant, doesn’t think it’s that important, adding that “we don’t care if people know about the school” and that “there’s some notoriety.” that comes with being affiliated with Donda.”
“Honestly, we don’t care if people know about the school,” Andrew said. “People who want to come to the school are looking for a good Christian school in that area and they know we’re there… There’s also a certain notoriety that comes with being affiliated with Donda. So I don’t know if we have to advertise, which is a blessing and a curse.”
Kanye has said that the mission of his school is to allow children to become more connected to their community and their faith. The academy itself is named after Kanye’s late mother, Donda West.
Much of the curriculum appears to be focused on religion, according to the school’s website.
Academy offers an unconventional approach to education: parkour classes, cone of silence and more
The Rolling Stone reports that the school offers an unconventional educational approach.
Parkour classes, a cone of silence and a director with no apparent experience in formal teaching were three of the strangest aspects mentioned by the medium.
Earlier this month, West shared Instagram photos of students decked out in school uniforms that consisted entirely of his Yeezy and Gap designs.
He has also complained that his four children are not attending school and appears to accuse his ex-wife Kim Kardashian of preventing their children from going to school.
The academy will also have a strong focus on basketball, as four of the most sought-after high school basketball players in the US have already been recruited and have reportedly pledged to attend.
Academy bolsters its high school basketball team with some of the biggest names in the country
The players are Jahki Howard, Jalen Hooks, Robert Dillingham and Zion Cruz, the shadow room reported last year.
Donda Academy will reportedly feature “classrooms, labs, offices, a kitchen, bathrooms, storage, a basketball court, and an open field” for students to use.
A local news affiliate also reported that the academy will likely be located on land Kanye has been eyeing between Moorpark and Simi Valley in Los Angeles.
Donda Academy’s mission is to “prepare students to become the next generation of leaders, thinkers, and innovators by providing a world-class education that includes a rigorous core curriculum and an emphasis on sustainability, creativity, critical thinking and problem solving. .”
Kanye had a website set up for the school in May, according to exaggerated beast.
Meanwhile, Kanye has had a whirlwind in recent weeks on social media, continuing feuds with Adidas, Pete Davidson and Kid Cudi. The Shade Room reported that Ye sent a peace offer to the three adversaries on the day Queen Elizabeth II died last week.