On the plus side this educational experiment isn't paid for by tax payers as far as I can see
Actually Jon the point about this post was the rise of Steiner Free School very much paid for by the tax payer =Having gone along to a very poorly attended meeting in Exeter, I am very concerned at the prospect on several sides
Science teaching -very weak and misguided
Anthroposophy - seemingly racist and certainly discriminatory twaddle
Anti - vaccine policy esp vaccines for rubella to prevent problems to unborn children later for teenage girls and the problem of measles clusters etc (not everyone can have vaccines those people will be at risk. )
Narrow curriculum esp for those who fall foul of anthroposophy why would you deter a child who wants to read or write?
Many who fail need retaught in another state school with extra help thus tax payer pays twice
A 600 person primary and secondary school is proposed in Exeter if they can find an existing building to re- use. DCC will not need to provide an extra school if they do, something I suspect the current administration may find appealing.
Steiner is very vogue with Gove el al, therefore anything to pin on them would be useful
Laura (who is not fond of any weird extremist educational establishments of any kind and really prefers a good local bog-standard school for all if the truth be known.)