I know there has been one poorly run celebrity school in the news this week.
That one was kind of expected.
But, there is another school, run by two celebrities who like to pretend they are billionaires.
They aren’t, but they have a ton of money.
Students pay massive amounts of money to attend, but the teachers are barely paid a living wage and also have to buy their own supplies and donate their time.
The two celebrities pocket a bunch of money and ignore the problems.
Iovine and Young Center Integrated Design, Technology, and Entrepreneurship Magnet
Andre Young (Dr. Dre) and Jimmy Iovine
Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine open South L.A. high school
Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine’s latest venture is “nuthin’ but an educational thang.”
Los Angeles’ newest high school backed by the music moguls is now open.
The musical duo attended the grand opening ceremony in Leimert Park on Thursday. Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Alberto Carvalho was also in attendance.
Iovine and Dr. Dre, whose real name is Andre Young, have donated more than $2.5 million to upgrade facilities and help open the campus.
The school says it has about 60 ninth graders, but has had difficulty recruiting older students to the academy.
The Iovine and Young Center Integrated Design, Technology, and Entrepreneurship Magnet offers hands-on problem-solving at a school powered by leading companies, and taught by experienced educators and professionals, according to the school’s website. – Source
Kanye West’s beleaguered Donda Academy building has been quiet for a year, sources say, long before his antisemitic rant
Kanye West’s Donda Academy campus has remained quiet since last year, sources told Insider.
The academy, which comes with a $15,000-per-year tuition, was said to have been based in Simi Valley, California, a quiet conservative-leaning suburb in Ventura County since it opened around last year.
But a source familiar with the school, who has interacted with West, who now goes by Ye, told Insider that the location was abandoned after just four months around Thanksgiving 2021. Representatives for Ye and Donda Academy did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
A Ventura County official told Insider that Donda Academy received building permits to work on the property, but the school hasn’t made any progress since October 2021 and the permits are about to expire.
Another source who worked near the school and who requested anonymity said that they haven’t seen people on the school grounds for some time.
The presumed original campus for Donda Academy is tucked away in a more rural part of Simi Valley, with a ranch, horseriding school, and garden nursery located nearby.
On Thursday, when school officials claimed that the academy will be closed for the rest of the academic year, the campus appeared to be empty. Leaves and debris were still covering the driveway and grounds. The windows were all shuttered. – Source
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