One New York father had enough with the “woke” propaganda being shoved down his daughter’s throat. At a hefty $43,000-per-year tuition, the father was sick of the curriculum being taught was teaching “kids to feel bad about the color of their skin.”
Harvey Goldman had enough that his money was going towards his 9-year-old daughter being tutored on her “white privilege.” The Daily Mail reports:
A father who pulled his daughter out of her $43,000-per-year New York City school said other parents are unaware of how bad the ‘woke’ teaching in the city’s schools has become, and should follow his lead and withdraw their children.
Harvey Goldman took his nine-year-old out of Heschel School, a Jewish day school on the Upper West Side because he felt its curriculum ‘teaches children to feel bad about the color of their skin’.
‘They are teaching these kids terrible things,’ he said on Tuesday. ‘Teaching them to feel bad about themselves and it is really awful.’
Goldman and his family moved to Florida after learning that the fourth-grader was being tutored on her ‘white privilege’.
On Tuesday night, he told Tucker Carlson that other parents had got in touch with him to seek advice, and he recommended they follow suit.
‘I’ve gotten quite a few calls from parents of the school and they are pulling their kids out,’ said Goldman.
‘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.’
Entire One-Third of Software Employees Leave After Being Told to…Gasp…Focus on Work, not Wokeness
An entire one-third of employees at the software company Basecamp quit for one simple reason: their egos couldn’t handle being asked to please focus on their work and job at hand, instead of “wokeness” at work.
CEO Jason Fried wrote to employees on April 26, “we make project management, team communication, and email software. We don’t have to solve deep social problems, chime in publicly whenever the world requests our opinion on the major issues of the day, r get behind one movement or another with time or treasure. These are all important topics, but they’re not our topics at work.”
Seems like a reasonable enough request. After all, a boss must ensure productivity continues. The Daily Wire reports:
Tech journalist Casey Newton said about one-third of the company’s roughly 60 employees took buyouts shortly after, with one fuming: “Basically the company has said, ‘well, your opinions don’t really matter — unless it’s directly related to business…’ A lot of people are gonna have a tough time living with that.”
Newton reported at Platformer that woke tensions boiled over after, in December, a new hire “volunteered to help the company work on diversity issues.”
With tensions rising, Fried said company changes would be made so there is “no forgetting what we do here.” Fried implemented “no more societal and political discussion” on company channels, saying it was a “major distraction” and “redirects our dialog towards dark places.”
On Twitter, one self-described “ex-basecamper” whose Twitter bio describes as “He/Him. ADHD. Software developer. Queer. High Maintenance” has been publicly tracking the exodus and fueling the flames. “Let’s keep track of the folks who are leaving @Basecamp and do what we can to find them a new home where they’re allowed to exist without being told they’re divisive” He/Him Breen posted on Twitter.
Florida Bill May Negatively Affect 'Woke' College Majors
Students applying for scholarships that want to pursue degrees with low employment prospects, may have to change majors if they want state funding.
Florida lawmaker, Sen. Dennis Baxley, R-Ocala sponsored bill SB-86, which is on it’s way to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Education after passing in the Senate Education Committee earlier this month.
Under the proposal, money from Florida’s Bright Futures Scholarship program would be exclusive to students who choose to pursue a degree from a list approved by the Board of Governors and Board of Education.
An initial version of the bill proposed that students who pursue degrees not on the list would be eligible for scholarship money up to a maximum of 60 credit hours – which is roughly half of a full four-year degree.
The Senate on Monday revised the proposal so that students pursuing such degrees would have scholarship money decreased by a set amount, WKMG-TV reported.
Those in opposition to the bill feel do not want government involved in where scholarship money is distributed and feel it will affect liberal arts degrees.
Baxley made good points in a letter he wrote to senators on Monday saying that he would like students to pursue their passions, but noted that “higher education comes at a significant cost to both students and taxpayers and there needs to be at least some element of career planning involved.”
“We have awakened a giant. We have to reconnect the education and economic model and we have begun that process,” Baxley wrote.