I saw the informative thread on Masons... thought some folks might not know about Waldof Schools and their base in Anthroposophy/Theosophy.
They are deceiving a lot of parents to believe they are secular schools with an artsy "back to nature" curriculum that encourages independent thinking.
Waldorf Schools are actually based on the teaching of self-proclaimed clairvoyant, Rudolf Steiner. Steiner was a racist chialist who concocted his own religion of a bizarre mix of Christianity, Hinduism and Theosophic Occultism and called it a "philosophy" of agriculture, medicine and child development/teaching, naming it Anthroposophy.
Many Waldorf Schools have become PUBLICALLY FUNDED "charter schools". They claim to be non-religious, yet they do all kind of wierd things, including a formalized dance which is actually a "language" to communicate with the spirit-world (parents are NOT told this). They are not allowed to paint their walls, so that students can see through them to the spirit world. Young children are not allowed to make distinct lines or use the color black. All classrooms have "nature tables" that resemble altars. They are taught that "Lucifer" was actually a "good" God of Light!
The funny thing is that these schools appeal to college educated, liberal parents... who tend to be ultra-sensitive to racism as un-PC. Steiner was an ardent aryan, describing blacks as "child-like" and aborigines as "de-evoluting" that is, they are evolving backwards!
Hard-core Waldorf teachers are very secretive and believe they need to correct "miseducation" by parents by whatever means necessary, and other Waldorf teachers are ignorant and in denial. The entire Waldorf curriculum for training teachers consists almost solely of Steiner writings. This is not "independent thinking", but truly an unholy indoctrination.
Anyway, even though most of you would naturally steer clear of such schools, I think the publically-funded part is worth fighting, should it come up in your community.http://www.waldorfcritics.org/