Kanye – Ex-Teacher Suing Donda Academy Alleges Students Are Very Behind Academically: We [Didn’t] Even Teach African American History & It’s Going To Be Hard For Kids To Transfer –  There [Are] No Grades! 

Kanye – Ex Teacher Suing Donda Academy Alleges Students Are Very Behind Academically: We [Didn’t] Even Teach African American History & It’s Going To Be Hard For Kids To Transfer –  there [are] no grades!

Apparently, Donda is in disaster, and Kanye West has yet to provide any relief for it!

As previously reported, two teachers of Kanye West’s Donda Academy recently filed a lawsuit against the Christian private school for racial inequity and wrongful termination.

Kanye West

According to court documents, the women (who were said to have been the only new Black teachers employed at Donda) claimed that there were a number of immoral operations going on at the academy, and their vocalness about the health/safety hazards (seemingly) led to the board stripping them of their positions.

Upon listing the extreme nature of the code violations, mother-daughter plaintiffs Cecilia Hailey and Chekarey Byers accused Donda Academy of only providing sushi as a lunch option for the K-12 students and prohibiting the use of eating utensils, chairs, and disposal cans.

Additionally, among other things, the enrollees are (allegedly) kept in a bare-walled classroom until the end of the school day, with no access to the outdoors before completing their work and preparing to return home.

Students at Donda Academy

However, that’s only the tip of the iceberg, as Cecilia Hailey further expanded on Donda Academy’s lack of proper academic protocols and alluded that she’s fearing for the future of the attendees because of it.

Elaborating on Donda’s failure to offer up-to-par learning resources, Cecilia Hailey expressed that the matter is currently so severe that she doesn’t even know if switching schools would help… at this point.

When asked what she would tell the parents of the students, she said:

“[I would tell them] that they need to be aware that their children are behind and that they need to consider that it’s going to be very hard for them to be able to transfer their kids out of that school next year or later… because there [are] no grades, which I think they know of. And they can’t get transcripts.”

The ex-staff member continued,

“[The kids] are not getting what they need. They absolutely are not getting what they need. The kids are being suppressed because of all the constant changes that go on at the school.”

Cecilia Hailey

Located in Southern California, the unaccredited academy reportedly doesn’t even have a lesson plan system in place, nor does it issue progress reports, which eliminates the possibility of obtaining any legitimate transcripts.

On top of that, Hailey also noted that Black History isn’t being taught to the children, which didn’t sit too well with the experienced educator. But… although he’s named in her legal suit, she doesn’t find it necessary to hold Kanye West responsible for the school’s poor management.

She told an interviewer,

“It won’t be the child’s fault that they’re behind; it is Donda’s fault that they’re behind. I don’t think it has really anything to do with Kanye. I don’t think Ye has a whole lot to do with this.”

Hailey added,

“We [didn’t] even teach African American History, and that’s been my problem! How do you not teach [that]? We didn’t have African American History Month!”

Kanye West

Elsewhere in the conversation, Hailey did say that she’s hoping that the Yeezy founder will bring forth others who are better equipped to run Donda Academy.

As it stands now, it seems that she’s even ashamed to say that she once was part of what was (supposedly) a beneficial tool for the participants.

She admitted,

“Just how strong I am… that’s not something to–unfortunately, I–want to advertise, that I’ve been there. So, instead of being able to brag about the fact that I’ve been at Donda, and I miss my kids very, very much, and I’m very concerned [about them], that’s something, unfortunately, I may have to hide.”

Judging from Donda Academy’s website, the organization prides itself on “using an ethic of integrity and care.”

What are your thoughts on this situation? Let us know in the comments below!


Authored by: Ashley Blackwell