The public has unkowingly been funding the Waldorf-Method Charter Schools in the Sacramento area for more than a dozen years. Waldorf schools are located throughout the United States, some being private schools, but many are operated by local school districts including Sacramento City Unified, the lead defendant in a lawsuit.
Waldorf education is rooted in Anthroposophy, which was founded in the early 20th Century by an Austrian, Rudolf Steiner. His religion is a mish-mash of beliefs from Hindu reincarnation, European occultism, Norse mythology and a heretical form of Christianity. Steiner's teachings also reflect the racial superiority that gave rise to the Nazi regime.
Despite Steiner's blatantly racist views, teachers in Waldorf schools-including public schools-must attend training at Anthroposophical Institutions such as Rudolf Steiner College in Sacramento.
Brad Dacus, lead counsel for Pacific Justice Institute based in Sacramento has filed its opening brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, located in San Francisco, in a case that challenges the constitutionality of taxpayer funded charter schools that are based on occult teachings.
"We cannot have a constitutional double-standard where mainstream Judeo-Christian beliefs are excluded from public schools while unorthodox beliefs have access to funding," Mr. Dacus stated.