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A free-speech public forum operated by PLANS, Inc., as an information resource for anyone interested in Waldorf education who wants to hear views from outside the cult of Rudolf Steiner. Subscription is open to the public, and postings are not reviewed in advance. Not for the overly sensitive.

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Typical contents include: The Waldorf curriculum. The role of Anthroposophy in Waldorf. Real science and medicine vs. Anthroposophical quack science and medicine. Sharing of Waldorf horror stories. Anthroposophists “defending the faith” against PLANS philosophy warriors. News and articles about Waldorf controversies worldwide.

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  1. No ad hominem arguments. This means that you speak freely about the topics, but not about the other subscribers.
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