Kanye West is causing the parents of children enrolled in its Donda Academy to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement, as concerns about the quality of the school’s education begin to spread.
The 45-year-old fashion and rap icon, who is also building a formidable school basketball team that includes some of the best high school talent in the country, will open its doors to students in Pre-K through 12th grade. .
TMZ reports that the school currently has only about 100 students, some parents have expressed their concerns about the education their children are receiving at the academy.
Parents continued to ask Kanye to sign the NDA after complaints about the school began circulating
Two of those parents came forward and claimed that the school made them sign the NDA, which essentially prevented them from preparing to discuss school and their children’s education, according to a recent report. here of Rolling Stone.
While the NDA only adds to parental concerns, Tamar Andrews, a consultant for Kanye, doesn’t think it’s such a big deal, adding that “we don’t care if people know about it.” school” and that “there’s a certain amount of notoriety that comes with being associated with Donda.”
“Honestly, we don’t care if people know about the school or not,” Andrew said. “People who want to go to school are looking for a good Christian school in that area and they know we are there… there is also a certain notoriety associated with being affiliated with Donda. So I didn’t know we had to advertise, it was a blessing and a curse.”
Kanye has said that the school’s mission is to enable children to connect more with their community and faith. The academy itself is named after Kanye’s late mother, Donda West.
Much of the curriculum seems to be focused on religion, according to the school’s website.
The Academy offers a unique approach to education: Parkour Classes, Cone Of Silence and more
Rolling Stone reports that the school offers a unique educational approach.
Parkour classes, a silent cone, and a principal with no apparent formal teaching experience, were three of the oddities that were noticed.
Earlier this month, West shared on Instagram photos of students wearing school uniforms that are entirely his Yeezy and Gap designs.
He also complained about his 4 children not going to school, appearing to accuse his estranged wife Kim Kardashian of preventing their children from doing so.
The academy will also focus heavily on basketball, as four of the most sought-after high school basketball players in America have been recruited and are believed to have committed to attend.
The academy grew into a 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, Shade room reported last year.
According to the report, Donda Academy will have “classrooms, labs, offices, kitchens, restrooms, storage, basketball courts and an open playground” for its students to use. “
A local news affiliate also reports that the academy will likely be located on a plot of land that Kanye has his eye on between Moorpark and Simi Valley in Los Angeles.
Donda Academy’s mission is to “prepare students to be the next generation of leaders, thinkers and innovators by providing them with a world-class education that includes core curriculum rigorous core and emphasis on sustainability, creativity, critical thinking and problem solving. “
Kanye had a website created for the school in May, according to Hyperbole monster.
Meanwhile, Kanye has had a whirlwind of the past few weeks on social media, continuing his relationships with Adidas, Pete Davidson and Kid Cudi. The Shade Room reports that Ye actually sent a peace offer to all three enemies on the day Queen Elizabeth II died last week.