I was browsing the internet for documents on the Swedish waldorf curriculum (perhaps one could hope to find something as juicy as Avinson’s guidelines for teachers?). I happened upon the notes (pdf) [update: on may 30, the document has been retracted from the website -- download it from here instead] from a meeting by the Swedish Waldorf School Federation. In these notes, I read quite a few funny things. But this took my breath away:
The blog debate
In England, the attacks on [waldorf] pedagogy have led to parents withdrawing their children from the waldorf schools. The [Swedish Waldorf School] Federation has employed Sune on a part-time basis to monitor the debate. [Pdf-document, p 9.]
Say what? This organisation — the official body representing all waldorf schools in Sweden — has hired Sune to monitor the debate. The UK debate. He who has worked actively to stifle all debate. Sune from Sweden is supervising the UK debate — and is paid by the Swedish Waldorf Federation to do the dirty work. Have they lost their minds? I begin to think they truly have, big time. He’s not ‘monitoring’ any ‘attacks’ or debates, I tell you that. He believes he’s engaged in a war, and he’s prepared to run this war single-handedly. Whether or not there is an actual enemy.
See previous posts about The Bee.