Steiner's Affect on EducationThere is a school in the United States that does not teach reading until the fourth grade.More Like This
Math will not come for a while afterward.
Instead of meeting and adjusting to the personality of a new teacher every year, the same one remains for another season of instruction.
Many people consider this incomprehensible at first, yet this alternative method has steadily gained popularity for the past eighty years. It is arguing itself to be the superior path to education. This path is the Rudolf Steiner School System.
More commonly known as the Waldorf School, or simply Steiner School, it is the fastest growing private, not-for-profit education provider in the Western world. The middle and upper classes see it as an attractive alternative for its arts-based upbringing and its opposition to the compulsory rudiments of public schooling. (Oelkers)
The term Waldorf comes from its first school, constructed by Emil Molt, the owner of the Waldorf-Astoria cigarette factory. This was in Germ