Sunday, 17 February 2013

Petition - Chetham's and other music schools

Frances Andrade should not die in vain. Read the background to the case here.  This isn't "just" a Chetham's story, nor "just" a situation peculiar to music schools. Abuse - psychological, sexual and otherwise - occurs whenever there are unequal balances of power, exploited by unscrupulous people.  Statistically, there are more good people around than bad, but safeguards should be in place to prevent abuse. People can learn, and thrive, without being made to feel like dirt. The problem needs to be addressed, if only to clarify guidelines. HERE is a link to a petition for an inquiry drafted by Paul Lewis, Timothy William Horton and Ian Pace. Read and participate.

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