In October, 2011, the New York Times ran a story on Waldorf education on the cover of their Sunday edition. Since that time, Waldorf education has gotten a lot of attention from mainstream media. You can read the original article below. NBC News followed with a story that can be found here.
The Waldorf School’s computer-free environment has become a draw for parents at high-tech companies like Google.
A Silicon Valley School That Doesn’t Compute
By MATT RICHTEL
LOS ALTOS, Calif. — The chief technology officer of eBay sends his children to a nine-classroom school here. So do employees of Silicon Valley giants like Google, Apple, Yahoo and Hewlett-Packard.
But the school’s chief teaching tools are anything but high-tech: pens and paper, knitting needles and, occasionally, mud. Not a computer to be found. No screens at all. They are not allowed in the classroom, and the school even frowns on their use at home.
Schools nationwide have rushed to supply their classrooms with computers, and many policy makers say it is foolish to do otherwise. But the contrarian point of view can be found at the epicenter of the tech economy, where some parents and educators have a message: computers and schools don’t mix.
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