On this list alone, we have at least 4 happy waldorf parents.
Tarjei, Linda, Joann and Nana (and I would suspect there are many
more who aren't posting). Further, I've encountered hundreds more,
as a parent at two schools, as a staff member at a third school, and
just as a person wandering around the world.
I guess we are all delusional.
It is odd that my daughter's college bought into the delusion. I
know of several other colleges that go along with it too.
And then my daughter's employers didn't notice her awful waldorf
deficits either. She supported herself through 6 years of college
and earned an engineering degree (water quality). Got a scholarship
from the local engineering society so they are deluded too.
Then she got hired by the U.S. Geological Survey to do water
sampling, water testing and other scientific work. It was supposed
to be a one year internship, but they were so deluded they asked her
to stay for another 6 months (the most the internship could be
extended). They also encouraged her participation in writing a
scientific paper on their work and even though, as a waldorf
graduate she must be doubly handicapped (illiterate and
scientifically miseducated), her section was completed and published
along with the rest of the paper.
I could go on, but it gets silly.
If she was the only waldorf graduate who turned out well, or if
there were only a few...but there are thousands.
Just to mention a couple more: the older kid just completed a double
undergraduate, music and pre-med. She was on the Dean's list so
often her mom got embarrassed and stopped mentioning it. Her younger
brother just started college. He got so many scholarships that his
parents are paying less for his college than they were paying in
waldorf tuition. Both of them started at waldorf in nursery school
and went all the way through high school.