Waldorf schools are known as Steiner schools in the United Kingdom. The current UK government are poised to provide state funding for Steiner schools under the Free Schools rubric.
In 2010, David Colquhoun hosted a 3-part series on Steiner Education in the UK, written by two Steiner experts:
- The true nature of Steiner (Waldorf) education. Mystical barmpottery at taxpayers’ expense
- The Steiner Waldorf cult uses bait and switch to get state funding.
- Steiner Waldorf Schools: The problem of racism
- Frome Steiner Academy: Absurd Educational Quackery
- The Insidious Pervasiveness of the Cult of Rudolf Steiner
- What Every Parent Should Know About Steiner-Waldorf Schools
- Steiner Schools and Risk Factors for Child Abuse
- Steiner Schools: An Alternative to Education.
Each of these posts are detailed analyses of the shortcomings and outright risks of enrolling your chilld in a Steiner/Waldorf school.
In the US, Waldorf schools are persuing the same strategy, opening as charter schools. I will continue to oppose them.