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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000396.txt from 2000/04

From: "BHunter" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Re: lesson fee
Date: Mon, 10 Apr 2000 02:43:53 -0400

-----Original Message-----
From: Karel Vahala <>
Date: Sunday, April 09, 2000 3:54 AM
Subject: Re: [kl] Re: lesson fee


I did, and thanks, and by the way, I inferred no untoward reflection on =


>Please read "chr's" post carefully. Unless I totally misunderstood what =
she says, the _private_ student prepays for a term, e.g. 13 weeks, but =
if the lessons fall on a public
>holiday there is no lesson, and no refund of fee. If the following week =
the teacher is sick, a second lesson is lost without refund of fee. The =
German taxpayer pays for 13 months
>of lessons per year. The whole system is designed to protect the =
teacher from exploitation by unscrupulous students and parents, but does =
_not protect the student_ from similar
>exploitation. Nice work if you can get it, but is it equitable?
>I realise that the system was not set up by "chr", that she merely =
benefits from status quo in Germany; my comments are not a reflection on =
>Regards, Karel.
>BHunter wrote:
>> From: Karel Vahala <>
>> >chr,
>> >I am glad I don't live in Germany. The system you describe is so =
inequitable to
>> >the student, that it must make you feel uncomfortable at times. For =
example, you
>> >as a teacher can be sick and retain the fee for a lesson not given, =
but a
>> >student forfeits the fee on a public holiday? Must have been set up =
by a music
>> >teacher with a vendetta.
>> >Cheers, Karel.
>> Karel,
>> If one pays tuition for a college class, and then misses a day or =
two, the college refunds part of the tuition?
>> When one misses some public school days, the tax people refund part =
of your tax money?
>> When one misses some private school days, the school refunds part of =
your money?
>> "Must have been set up by a music teacher with a vendetta.", was =
originally worth several paragraphs, but I felt so much better after =
writing them, that I deleted them. 8^)
>> Regards,
>> Bruce Hunter

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