CONFLUENCE
Winter 2014 Vol. 3 No.2

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FOCUS OF THE ISSUE: SOCIAL MISSION OF PUBLIC WALDORF EDUCATION

Something’s changed. It was palpable this January as we gathered from around the country at the Alliance’s annual conference and dug deeper into the question of our social mission. Attendance was bursting, up 20% from last year. Five schools were recognized for opening their doors this school year alone, many from the East Coast. We’ve spanned the continent!

Martyn Rawson and Stephen Sagarin, keynote speakers with substantial international and American independent Waldorf credentials, both underlined creativity, flexibility and the importance of grappling with the essentials as we meet the children who stand before us. At times throughout the weekend, even the construct of independent Waldorf and Public Waldorf Education seemed to evaporate, and we became just a gathering of educators wrestling the zeitgeist of the times and the whisperings of our collective future. Unlike past years, Stegman Hall stayed full until the very end. Many, including myself, were hesitant to leave. It was a moment requiring a profound pause…

INSIDE THE ISSUE

  • FROM THE ALLIANCE
    Something’s Changed Will Stapp, Alliance President
  • SOCIAL MISSION
    In Service to the Community Chip Romer
  • FROM THE FIELD
    Blue Oak Charter School
    Credo High School
    George Washington Carver School of Arts and Sciences
    Pine Forest Charter School
    Winterberry Charter School
    Woodland Star Charter School
  • FROM OUR CONFERENCE CHAIR
    250 Supporters of Public Waldorf Education Attend Conference 2014 Marianne Kennedy, Conference Chair
  • TEACHINGS
    The Undefined Rebel of the Future Stephen Keith Sagarin, Ph.D.
  • THE INTERVIEW
    Martyn Rawson on International Perspectives on Waldorf Essentials Will Stapp
  • LIVING WALDORF
    Developing the Will to Meet the World Victoria Temple
  • HAPPENINGS
    Stephanie Skinner