Harvey Goldman: Dad pulls daughter out of 'woke' NYC school, says curriculum tells kids their skin color is bad
The father from New York, Harvey Goldman, told Tucker Carlson he moved his family to Florida where they 'don't teach critical race theory'
A father who canceled his nine-year-old daughter's enrollment from a New York City school has said that other parents should also follow him. According to him, they don’t know how bad “woke” teaching in schools had become. Harvey Goldman pulled his child out of Heschel School, a Jewish day school, because according to him the institute that takes $43,000-per-year as fees was teaching “children to feel bad about themselves.”
On Tuesday, April 4, Goldman said: “They are teaching these kids terrible things. Teaching them to feel bad about themselves and it is really awful.” The dad also moved along with his family to Florida after discovering that his fourth-grade daughter was mistreated for being White. Goldman told Tucker Carlson that a number of parents have come to him for advice and he told them to follow his path.
“To me that is straight-up child abuse,” he said. “It’s like telling kids their skin color is bad.”
“I've gotten quite a few calls from parents of the school and they are pulling their kids out. They are not happy about what is being taught to their children. I'm not sure what else they could do but teach the school lesson by pulling their kids out. And getting their money out,” he added.
When Carlson asked Goldman why not many parents have followed his suit, he responded: “I think a lot of them are unaware about how bad this really is and what they are teaching the kids in these schools. And also, if you are in New York, it's really difficult to find another place to go because so many schools are teaching this critical race theory. And they are together in this. Someplace like Florida, never heard of it.”
The father also went on to explain that the situation in Florida is much better than in New York. He remarked, “The schools never heard of critical race theory. They don't teach critical race theory. They don't know about it. These children go to a park and they want to play. They don't care what color the other kids are. They care that they are having fun..."
Goldman dove into his personal family history saying, "My parents came here, they’re Holocaust survivors; they came here with nothing; they worked their whole lives so we could have what we have in this country; it’s America. And they should be taught that everybody’s treated equally. And that’s not what they’re teaching our children now.”
Goldman had earlier criticized the school after reading the curriculum in a newsletter. He had also sent a letter to the school lambasting its module while referring it to as “child abuse, not education”.
In response, the school in Manhattan said, “We are a Jewish day school and very proud of our secular and religious curriculum, which Mr. Goldman is fundamentally misrepresenting. His family informed us last summer that they would likely relocate to Florida for financial reasons. We were surprised to read about his new explanation for the move and question his motives for making such statements at this time.”
Goldman then accepted that he along with his family were planning to move to the other state, but he also said the letter, which stated, “First and foremost, neither I, nor my child, have 'white privilege,' nor do we need to apologize for it. Suggesting I do is insulting. Suggesting to my nine-year-old child she does is child abuse, not education,” was written in September 2020.