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Our concerns

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I thought I would post our concerns so far with the Christchurch steiner school. I would make it clear that “our concerns” have not been dealt with by the school. You can read those concerns here. It is why I have ended up blogging about our experience with waldorf education and anthroposophy.

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Waldorf answers – More questions on Waldorf education

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Waldorf answers – More questions on Waldorf education

LOW DEGREE OF ETHNIC DIVERSITY? While there are Waldorf schools in an increasing number of countries in the world, Waldorf schools in the West do not always reflect the ethnic diversity of the countries in which they are found. In the U.S., most non-profit, independent Waldorf schools have fewer than 10% minority students. There are some notable exceptions where an independent Waldorf school may have 30% minority students and one public Waldorf school working as a charter school, the Urban Waldorf School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has a majority of minority students. But this is still a problem not fully handled by the Waldorf movement in the West. Long lingering and deeply seated racial patterns and prejudices in parts of the U.S. has probably been one major factor making the mean income of black households in general on the order of only c. 65%, and of hispanic households in general the order of c. 70-75% of that of white households in the U.S. in 2000. These economic disparities are one central factor contributing to the low degree of ethnic diversity at independent Waldorf schools in the U.S.. The ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in June 2002, that school vouchers do not violate the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, stipulating the separation of church and state, hopefully will contribute to counteracting this inequality of income, and the development of an ethnic diversity at U.S. Waldorf schools that matches that of American society.

Read what steiner actually said about races here…..

Justice discriminates against Maori

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Justice system ‘discriminates against Maori’ – Sharples – National – NZ Herald News

I do not usually write about Aotearoa NZ’s political landscape here. But I am currently going through an application for legal aid as I am too poor to get justice any other way. It seems that unless the ‘legal aid’ system stands to make money from my case, they might not even look at representation for someone like me. There is no problem getting legal aid if one doesn’t need it, if one has enough money in Aotearoa NZ, one can have anything. Does the system ‘discriminate against Maori’ who sit at the bottom of the financial rung in our system? Absolutely. Unequivocably. Without a doubt!

Does this issue relate to anthroposophy? Absolutely, all racism does.

Written by wiremu shane

October 2, 2011 at 12:58 pm

interesting read about steiner parents

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This is quite old as a post, but I couldn’t help it. It nails my experience to a “T.”  Thanks to the Missing Teacher. It’s a great way to describe the steiner parent types. Somewhat hilarious if I didn’t know just what it meant.

Written by wiremu shane

September 27, 2011 at 2:04 pm

steiner failing it’s students

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I came across this and it’s quite an indictment of a steiner/waldorf education. Pay particular attention to the language development not just the message (which is important).

ouch! a steiner school snapped

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A steiner school’s bullying of a staff member could cost them 100K in UK pounds. Read more here……..

Written by wiremu shane

September 16, 2011 at 6:43 pm

From The Miner’s Canary blog.

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This from the Miner’s Canary blog sure is an interesting read. In my experience, steiner education is definitely based on anthroposophy. Methodology in the school with regard to teaching at Christchurch rudolph steiner  is absolutely based on anthroposophy. I found that accusations of cult like attitudes to outsiders or those that asked questions of the status quo were right on the button. Christchurch rudolph steiner is a hotbed of bullying, community exclusion, racism, bad teaching and occult practices that place kiwi children at risk. I can’t believe that Anne Tolley has thus far refused to investigate the school.