Denying anthroposophy

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Stop Steiner in Stroud

According to the Stroud News and Journal today the campaigners for the proposed Steiner free school now have 900 children signed up.

I assume most families will have at least 2 children, so I guess that is around 450 families.

Looking at parenting websites like bathmums  it seems people are willing to move to a town where there is a state-funded Steiner school, so some of the 450 families may come from outside the area.

The campaign group have a post on Anthroposophy and Education (written in August this year…)

Whilst extolling the virtues of Steiner’s “mystical truths” (anthroposophy) as beneficial in education, they simultaneously  claim “We will neither promote nor teach anthroposophy.”

Why is this? Why do they think it necessary to make this claim? What do they think parents would object to?

They single out one aspect;

“…some of Steiner’s Anthroposophical writing relates to race and ethnicity. His ideas…

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