Proposed Consent Agreement In the Matter of Music Teachers National Association, Inc. #00162

Submission Number:
00162
Commenter:
Laura Seale
Organization:
Richardson Music Teachers Assoc
State:
Texas
Initiative Name:
Proposed Consent Agreement In the Matter of Music Teachers National Association, Inc.
Matter Number:

131-0118

The guidelines we have in our ethics statement about not soliciting another teacher's students are not enforceable in any way, nor do our bylaws include any way to police teachers to prevent it. The statement is designed to keep the organization professional and help us function together well as professionals. In our 35 years, Richardson MTA has never called any teacher on this issue, nor do we have any system in place to find out if they are doing this. On the other hand, since all our workers are volunteer, the ethics statement helps to keep us working together as a cohesive and effective group. Really, with all the ugly and illegal things going on in trade that the FTC is doing a terrible job preventing, it is a ridiculous use of your time to come after us! Instead, go after all the scammers that specifically target our membership.