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    angelajean

    I do not have school age children (they are grown) so I don't have first hand experience in Waldorf.  My daughter, however, has done extensive research on alternative methods, and has pulled me into her research.  Out of all the readings we have done, we like the Waldorf method the best.  She's had her son in the parent child early education class, but not in the regular school.  So although we don't have a lot of experience in Waldorf, we have some.  It's really gratifying to see positive comments on this style of education.  I am well aware of the number of Waldorf style public schools, but we don't have any here in NY.  Too bad, because of course, private school here is prohibitive.  It would be the best of both worlds to have a public Waldorf school as a choice.

    "..faith is believing what you know aint so." Mark Twain

    by nyskeptic on Wed Jun 22, 2011 at 03:42:41 AM PDT

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    •  could you start a charter in that community? (0+ / 0-)

      Of course, it would mean finding the teachers to back the school, but I bet you could find a group to work towards this.

      http://www.uscharterschools.org/...

    •  My cousin's son (1+ / 0-)
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      went Waldorf through 8th grade, I believe, and is now in college, healthy and happy. One of my friends in another state has her three kids in Waldorf and is happy with it. It's something we were always interested in but didn't have one nearby so we had to experience it vicariously. I did know someone who homeschooled using Waldorf ideas, but it seems such a community-based method that I wonder how it worked ultimately. I know of some charter schools and even a magnet, I think, in our old school system that used Montessori. I don't know why one couldn't charter or magnet a Waldorf school.

      There's a reason Democrats won massively the last two cycles, and it wasn't because people were desperate for "bipartisanship". --kos

      by Debby on Thu Jun 23, 2011 at 08:26:14 AM PDT

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