Steiner Education

Steiner (or Waldorf, or Steiner-Waldorf) Education seems to arouse strong feelings amongst those who've encountered it. Amongst proponents, including parents and teachers, and in media articles, it's often portrayed in uncritically glowing terms. On the other hand it has acquired quite vocal detractors amongst some disaffected former parents and pupils, and some in the "skeptic" and humanist movements.

xkcd: someone is wrong on the internet

As a skeptical atheist whose two children have been (one is still) educated at a Steiner school I don't share either of these positions and I am frustrated by what I see as wrong-headed arguments on all sides. I am attempting to discuss it in more balanced and factual terms here:

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