A recent New York Times article vindicates the focus Waldorf schools put on handwriting skills and penmanship. According to the article, “‘When we write, a unique neural circuit is automatically activated,’ said Stanislas Dehaene, a psychologist at the Collège de France in Paris. ‘There is a core recognition of the gesture in the written word, a sort of recognition by mental simulation in your brain.And it seems that this circuit is contributing in unique ways we didn’t realize, ‘he continued. ‘Learning is made easier.’”
In light of this discovery the Collegium of the Burning Badger Waldorf School has decided to issue all future annual reports and financial statements in handwritten form. Rest assured that there will be certain items on the balance sheet that will be very, very hard to read. Especially as relating to inflated charges for beeswax crayons and the notorious balance sheet high jinx of Frau Rabbit in regards to her horsetail tea budget.