- Nov 7, 2007
- Reaction score
The problem is that the school is PRESUMING that the student sees value in it. My examples of things that add profitability but don't add value for me personally:
Some of my money-maker pet peeves:
- certification overload - you can now become certified in instructorship, weapons, joint locking, self-defense, just about anything. So far as I can tell, this just meant that you took a test from your teacher in whatever subject we're talking about and you paid a fee to get some paperwork affirming you passed. Eh? Whatever happened to the regular old belt test?
- differentiating uniforms based on what program you're enrolled in - so people in the BBC might get to wear blue tops with their white pants, and those in the MC get to wear all blue, etc. Meanwhile, if you're just a basic program loser, you have to stick with the all whites. It's distasteful to me because I think the dojang/dojo should be a place where we are free from outside social distinctions and whatever personal respect or distinction we have should be earned through our deeds there rather than based on our money or our titles outside.
- mandatory special seminars - additional study should be encouraged, but I don't like forcing students to sign up for extra lessons otherwise they don't get to advance with their classmates that did. For much the same reasons, I don't like "BB Review" seminars - that's called regular class in my book.