Proposed Consent Agreement In the Matter of Music Teachers National Association, Inc. #00224

Submission Number:
00224
Commenter:
Marlys Hawthorne
Organization:
Richardson Music Teachers Association
State:
Texas
Initiative Name:
Proposed Consent Agreement In the Matter of Music Teachers National Association, Inc.
Matter Number:

131-0118

Please reconsider. It is ethically wrong for a professional teacher to solicit students from another studio. If the student wishes to leave, he/she has every right to. However, for a teacher to poach a student is despicable. Private groups must be able to have a code of ethics from which to adhere. Individual teachers will make their own decisions regarding joining a group with beliefs contrary to their own.