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Also I would like to invite suggestions from readers on questions for a visitor to a Steiner school to ask, in order to get an accurate idea of what goes on these schools.
We all know the schools look beautiful – and of course any brand new school building will look attractive to parents, but how do you find out what really goes on behind the closed doors?
Visiting dignitaries (and parents) will be impressed by the food, the colourful artwork, perhaps the style of furnishings and the handcrafts.
If they are allowed to visit on a normal working day (which is unusual) will they see childrens’ workbooks with pictures of butterflies and poems about reincarnation? Will they hear a morning verse to a sun god? Will they see evolution taught as “just a theory”, and creation myths taught as equally plausible? Or will all these things be kept hidden?
Whatever a visiting MP sees in a Steiner Academy or Free School, he should be armed with some insightful questions, and I would be interested to hear from anyone who wishes to submit a question for a list I am compiling.