Kanye West’s Donda Academy Students severely behind academically, former teacher says

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According to one of the instructors suing Kanye West over his Donda Academy, parents should be concerned when their children attempt to transfer to another school due to a lack of adequate education.

Former Donda school district teacher Cecilia Hailey advises parents to be cautious.

She told TMZ that many children need to catch up on their studies but that moving will not necessarily solve the problem.

Cecilia expresses her displeasure with her current situation at an unaccredited institution, claiming that transfer may be difficult due to the grading system.

Cecilia has grown increasingly concerned about the students’ futures as she realizes they must catch up in their academics.

As previously reported by the site, Cecilia and her daughter were fired from their teaching positions at Donda after citing institutional difficulties and prejudice within the university.

According to Cecilia, despite being named in the complaint, Kanye West’s involvement in the school’s current problems is questioned.

She identified several problems at Donda Academy, including needing more seats, closed front doors, and a lack of lesson preparations. She also expressed concern about sushi being the only item on the lunch menu.

The former teacher said how unusual it was that important issues like the Holocaust were left out of the curriculum. There was no celebration of Black History Month.

Kanye West intended to open a Christian preparatory private school to help students become the “next generation of leaders.”

Unfortunately, accusations have been leveled against West for fostering a bullying culture within the institution.

According to documents obtained by Rolling Stone, two former teachers at the school have filed a lawsuit, citing a culture of intimidation, inadequate health, and safety measures, and practices detrimental to student welfare.

Cecilia Hailey and her daughter Chekarey Byers have filed a lawsuit against Donda Academy, claiming their dismissal was unjustified last month. They also claim they were subjected to racial discrimination and underpaid by thousands of dollars.

According to their lawyer:

“Kanye West is clearly as bad at running a school as he is at managing his own personal and professional life, enabling an unsafe and illegal school environment for students that also discriminated against the plaintiffs based on their race.”