A Waldorf education is far more pricey, which is why I do not anticipate this change to occur in the next 20 years, but rather, I believe as time goes on and as economics improve, a Waldorf-style education is the best option. I do understand there are some problems with Waldorf being a private education concept, as such, I want it to be understood that I do not mean public schools should hold a stance identical to Waldorf, however, it should attempt to mimic it. The reasoning for why we should start mimicking this education style is that it focuses less on memorization and more on personal students being better equipped for life, instead of learning facts that do not help in life, children need to learn how to treat one another and how to think. Our current education system is not up for the job, and we already have an education plan that is, so why not try to follow suit?
Public education has its faults, of course, but we need to have the public education system continue to run and to provide a basic education for all students. Waldorf education is great but it is not for everyone and really helps a certain type of young person to learn and grow.