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
A former Waldorf parent has created a parody
of a Waldorf school website, reflecting many
actual Waldorf beliefs and practices:
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:
Here are sites offering assistance to individuals and families
trying to recover from bad experiences in Waldorf schools
Post Waldorf Tutoringhttp://www.postwaldorftutoring.com/index.html
Here's a blog that challenges the type of
organic gardening developed by Rudolf Steiner
and often practiced at Waldorf schools:http://biodynamicshoax.wordpress.com/
And this site challenges all forms of medical quackery,
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,
see "Aid and Comfort"
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
by using internal links given at the Waldorf Watch Annex.)
DISILLUSIONED EX-WALDORF PARENTby Margaret Sachs
OUR BRUSH WITH RUDOLF STEINERby Sharon Lombard
WHY WALDORF PROGRAMS ARE UNSUITABLE FOR PUBLIC FUNDING
SPOTLIGHT ON ANTHROPOSOPHYby 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.
STEINER WALDORF SCHOOLS. Part 3.
The problem of racism.
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?
by Sven Ove Hansson
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
by Meagan Francis
A VERY ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION
Numerous other links appear in the various
essays here at Waldorf Watch.
Websites come and go;
valuable posted materials are sometimes deleted
for reasons unconnected to their value;
useful links may be broken.
If any of the links here fails you,
you may possible find what you're looking for
— or, more likely, something similar —
at the site Waldorf Backups.
To visit other pages in this section of Waldorf Watch, use the underlined links, below.
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