Here are links that you can use to go to other websites presenting information about
Waldorf (or Steiner) schools, Anthroposophy, and various Anthroposophical undertakings.
An excellent site critical of Waldorf and Steiner is
PLANS, People for Legal And Nonsectarian Schools
PLANS also hosts a continuing discussion of all things Waldorf:
A thoughtful, critical site in the UK is
Another UK site is The Quackometer;
it is not wholly focused on Waldorf schooling,
but it has several valuable postings:
The Waldorf Review
documents many families' unhappy Waldorf experiences:
For advocacy and defense of Waldorfs and Steiner,
you can explore
Rudolf Steiner Web
Why Waldorf Works
The Rudolf Steiner Archive both advocates for Steiner
and presents, in full, numerous Steiner texts
The archive of a defunct Website,
Challenging Anthroposophy & Steiner Education,
is worth visiting
A heartfelt site created by a former Waldorf parent is
Waldorf Education — One Family's Story
A blog written by a former Waldorf student
(partly in English and partly not) is
A somewhat idiosyncratic site by a former Waldorf teacher is
The Missing Teacher
An indexed set of posts, with discussion,
can be found at Mothering - The Home for Natural Family Living:
A discussion of the connections, or lack thereof, between
Waldorf schooling and homeschooling/unschooling:
For Francophones, essays written in French, bearing on
Waldorf education and Anthroposophy, especially as exercised in France,
can be found at Waldorf Critics in France:
Waldorf Awareness details one parent's
long conflict with a Waldorf school:
For resources that may provide some assistance to
those who have been bruised by their Waldorf experiences,
Here are some specific essays and reports you may want to read.
I cannot personally attest to everything in them,
and indeed I disagree with some parts of some of them,
but I think you will find all of them instructive.
(If any of the external links given below fails to work properly,
you may find what you're seeking
DISILLUSIONED EX-WALDORF PARENT
by Margaret Sachs
OUR BRUSH WITH RUDOLF STEINER
by Sharon Lombard
SPOTLIGHT ON ANTHROPOSOPHY
by Sharon Lombard
A series of articles:
THE TRUE NATURE OF STEINER (WALDORF) EDUCATION.
Mystical Barmpottery at Taxpayers’ Expense. Part 1
THE STEINER WALDORF CULT USES BAIT AND SWITCH TO GET STATE FUNDING. Part 2.
ANTHROPOSOPHY, RUDOLF STEINER, AND WALDORF SCHOOLS
An article in The Skeptic's Dictionary by Robert Todd Carroll
EDUCATION — A MATTER OF TRUST?
A page at EASE
ANTHROPOSOPHY AND ECOFASCISM
by Peter Staudenmaier. Humanist (Oslo) no. 2, 2000.
ANTHROPOSOPHY AND ITS DEFENDERS
by Peter Staudenmaier and Peter Zegers, published in Norwegian magazine Humanist 4/2000
HOW I TRUMPED RUDOLF STEINER
AND OVERCAME THE TRIBULATIONS OF ILLITERACY,
ONE SNICKERS BAR AT A TIME
by Sufjan Stevens
FREE SCHOOLS AND THE STEINER SCHOOL DEBATE
by James Gray
THE RACIAL TEACHINGS OF RUDOLF STEINER
by Sven Ove Hansson
RUDOLF STEINER AND THE JEWS
by Dan Dugan, published in Natural Jewish Parenting, Spring 1999.
GNOMES AND CRITICS AT WALDORF SCHOOLS.
by Carol Milstone, National Post (Canada)
IS ANTHROPOSOPHY SCIENCE?
WALDORF SCHOOLS TEACH ODD SCIENCE, ODD EVOLUTION
by Eugenie C. Scott. National Center for Science Education Reports, Vol. 14, No. 4, Winter 1994
THE DELUSIONAL WORLD OF RUDOLF STEINER
by Ian Hayward Robinson
GROWING UP BEING MADE SICK BY ANTHROPOSOPHY
by Robert Smith-Hald, a survivor.
QUESTIONS ABOUT STEINER'S CLASSROOM
by Milanda Rout
A VERY ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION
Numerous other links appear in the various
essays here at Waldorf Watch.
To visit other pages in this section of Waldorf Watch, use the underlined links, below.
◊◊◊ 15. MORE RESOURCES ◊◊◊
Sites that may offer succor
Laying out the truth clearly and concisely
THE SEMI-STEINER DICTIONARY
THE BRIEF WALDORF / STEINER ENCYCLOPEDIA
WALDORF WATCH TABLE OF CONTENTS