Proposed Consent Agreement In the Matter of Music Teachers National Association, Inc. #00128

Submission Number:
00128
Commenter:
Chyleen Lauritzen
State:
Arizona
Initiative Name:
Proposed Consent Agreement In the Matter of Music Teachers National Association, Inc.
Matter Number:

131-0118

I am the immediate past president of ASMTA (Arizona State Music Teachers Association), an affiliate of MTNA. I was president when the FTC investigation began. I did everything I could to comply with FTC requests. I must say I was personally offended by the request to remove from bylaws anything that might imply that we are an association who abides by ethical principles. I was taught by my parents to be honest and to treat others in a respectful manner. Although I did everything that was requested and the current ASMTA president continues to do so, I feel my taxpayer money could be better spent. I feel for time ill spent by FTC regulators as well as MTNA staff. I believe in abiding by the laws of the country in which I reside, but I am sorry when I see what I feel is corruption and undue influence by a small minority of special interest groups in the application of those laws. Chyleen Lauritzen NCTM ASMTA Past President Thatcher, AZ