Too bad to be true, but it is!
What you have said is true, and I must say, it was a relief to hear someone else verbalize what I have experienced myself. I was a founding parent, and eventually became a grades teacher in a Waldorf School. Imagine the hostility I met with when I was the one raising questions about a fellow teacher!!!
My punishment (which they actually called it) took an entire school year where I was forced to write a six page apology to the teacher, closely edited line by line by the faculty chair, or I would lose my job.
I was also required to take anger management classes (I never once yelled, threatened, lied, exagerrated, or used profanity)
told to write a letter to the Anthroposophical (Waldorf) Doctor who reported to the school that my child's teacher had harmed my son. I was forced in this closely edited letter to tell this doctor I was wrong and that I understood that I could have ruined the teacher's career by telling the doctor why I brought my child to him!
After I jumped through all of their hoops, they added one last requirement in April: my son would have to stay out of the school for his first grade year so they could further monitor my "probation".
At first I agreed (to buy time while I thought it through and my family got outside counseling for perspective: which we had lost a lot of while in the community). The last week of school I told them that punishing my son was not fair, and they told me, "Okay, then we are taking that as your resignation". I said it was not, and they told me too bad, they were viewing it that way NO MATTER WHAT I SAID.
They then sent out a letter to the community saying I was unable to work out returning to the school for family issues and I had thus resigned!
Talk about dishonest!
I am trained in Waldorf Ed. and still devoted to the curriculum, but agree the Anthroposophical Society in America (ASA) as well as the Association of Waldorf Schools in North America (AWSNA) has a lot of inner reflection and brutal honesty to face before the movement can thrive. The evasive teachers are just one symptom. Unfortunately, they do learn it from each other, unless someone like me comes in and sheds light on it. It happens not only in my school, but all over, and I hear about it in teacher training.
At that point the only thing to be done is the parents rallying and pulling an "Alabama Bus Boycott" until the teachers wake up and behave in a professional, mature manner. Fearing your child's class will fold is not an excuse. We have to rally for the GREATER good in the long run, which may have been the ultimate lesson in the first place.