I have always enjoyed being a member of an non-profit organization that encourages us as music teachers to be advocates for our students and professional colleagues with other teachers. I appreciate and abide by the code of ethics in not soliciting students from other teachers. In fact if I find that another teacher would be a better fit for a student I will recommend them to that teacher. We have so few ethics left in our country, I feel bad that yet another ethical behavior is challenged by the laws we have. We are becoming a nation of people who only care about self rather than one another. I cannot understand why any group would strive for contention rather than cohesiveness in an organization. I may not be able to change what others do, but I will continue to abide by my own ethics of treating others as I would be treated.