As summer 2019 was just beginning to stretch its legs, The New York Times and the New York Magazine took several potshots at Waldorf Education and The Green Meadow Waldorf School here in the writhing metropolis of Chestnut Ridge, NY. Caught somewhere between “He who hesitates is lost,” and “Look before you leap,” I took immediate action and started to seriously think about a reply.
I may be slow, but I am definitely not fast.
With the legacy of my kids’ 12 years of Green Meadow Waldorf School education in the balance, I finally penned a response, which was published in the Rockland County Times this week.
Please visit the Rockland Times and give “Measles and Waldorf Education: Caught in the Crossfire,” a read. Anatomically probable comments are encouraged, as are “likes.”
Excerpt: ” To report them in isolation and out of context, and to report, for example, that the Green Meadow Waldorf School bans textbooks and forbids media, presents a grossly distorted perspective. It is akin to reducing Dr. Martin Luther King to a man who actively disparaged public bus transportation and inspired audiences with passionate orations on dream theory.
For more info on Green Meadow, click here.