The New Zealand Listener says the NZ Ministry for Education carried out an official investigation and found that
“…aspects of Steiner’s writings are not compatible with the Treaty of Waitangi or New Zealand’s education system. In supporting documents, the investigator also notes “more specific evidence of racism”.
This brilliant article describes what happened when parents and teachers discovered racism at their school, and spoke out.
The investigation followed complaints from a large group of parents and teachers at the state-integrated Te Ra Waldorf school where numbers have shrunk to 140 after the departure of 6 teachers and more than 29 families.
The teachers and parents found out the reasons for some of the unusual practices at the school, and were « vilified » for speaking out against the racism in anthroposophy.
After two years during which the investigation took place, those who left are now able to tell their stories, and much of what…
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