Damon LaBarbera: I went to a Steiner school in Garden City, New York in the seventies. It was an odd experience. The teachers were dedicated and I received a lot of attention. They had come from Harvard, Yale, and Princeton, so were bright and directed me to interesting books. But the philosophy was clearly peculiar and absurd, or suited for a previous century. And in that century it would probably have been regarded as suspect. Luckily I was surrounded by skeptics who dismissed the beliefs as romantic balderdash. I regarded Steiner as a sort of earnest and well meaning charlatan, and it hurt me in terms of recommendations. Some students were damaged by the experience. Finally, a scandal occurred when the headmaster began making policy based on a student who was having visions--probably because of a psychotic process or head injury. It made for comic reading in the local papers.