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A Parent's List Of Questions And Concerns

By Steve Premo via post to waldorf-critics discussion list

February 8, 1999

On 8 Feb 99, at 9:09, Steve Premo wrote:

Here is a list of questions and concerns that I wrote up to discuss with my son's first grade teacher. I was satisfied with her responses, but we took my son out of the class anyway at the end of first grade because he was bored.

Feel free to use this list as you see fit:


I agree with the Waldorf approach to education, but disagree with much of what I have heard that children are taught. Specific teachings that are contrary to current scientific knowledge or belief include:

Also, I have heard of disturbing events at other schools, including:

Finally, I have heard of child studies being performed to determine the child’s karma and destiny, without the involvement or knowledge of the parents. Shouldn’t the parents be involved, or at least have knowledge of, the results of studies being done on their children?

Steve Premo -- Santa Cruz, California

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