This is such an amazing article... I was a teacher for two years in inner-city public school and was frustrated with the curriculum...which is why I often created my own....We were using 10th grade books for students who had 2 or 3 rd grade reading levels....The official lesson plan was "read pages 10-30 and answer the questions at the end of the chapter"... no wonder 50% of the students never graduated!!!! I wasn't able to stay in the system.....and now I am a mother of a 5-year-old who is in Waldorf Public Charter school....... my calling is to bring awareness to Waldorf model of education which is based on community and many of the issues brought up by Dr. Perry... Thank goodness for leaders like him researching and bringing these educational issues to to the forefront. What a light you are Dr. Perry!