Republican, Not Democratic
Dr. Lehrs was a teacher at the first Waldorf School in Stuttgart for many years. The article Republican, Not Democratic has been reprinted as an aid to faculties and colleges of teachers to address school government and administration”.
About the Author
Ernst Lehrs (1894–1979) was born in Berlin. Having fought in World War I, he studied science and graduated with a PhD in 1923. He became a senior teacher at the first Waldorf school in Stuttgart, Germany, and in 1935 moved to The Netherlands, where he worked as a teacher, before moving to Britain as a Jewish refugee from the Nazis. In 1952 he returned to Germany and worked as a lecturer at the newly established course in anthroposophic special education in Eckwälden, where he remained until his death.