bringing forward Waldorf/Steiner issues

Experiences with Christchurch rudolph steiner.

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One  of my more interesting experiences with Christchurch steiner education, is their insistence on importing their main lesson books from Europe. They say it’s about the quality of the paper.  We found NZ made books the same size, the same quality,  but because they were local, they cost a lot less than the imported ones currently used. It was interesting to see that discussed, especially as they (steiner) are supposedly proponents of “buy local, get your footprint down, don’t use technology, be ecologically  aware, make sustainable choices.” Then they all jump in their SUV’s and drive home!

  • Do they have a deal with an anthroposophical dealer of said lesson books?
  • Are they using misrepresentation of themselves to gain more students and therefore a larger slice of the education vote from the treasury benches?
  • Should we as a Nation allow such obvious religious education from a Nation we opposed because of the spiritual dearth of morals displayed at the same time that anthroposophy was dreamed up?
  • Our Government funding of education is meant for a secular system. Those who want a religious education are entitled, but  do the rest of us have to pay for it?

This opinion is based on actual experience. It is definitely a concern.

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