By: Techherding  09-12-2011

This went on for three weeks.  Finally, I called a halt and said unless she paid the deposit in the contract that she had signed — nothing more would happen.

I pointed her to the cancellation clause on my website, common to most freelancers.  It says that if I can re-sell the time, I’ll refund your deposit.  But my time is all I have to sell, and I’ve already told others I’m unavailable.

Twenty years ago, I’d be shouting “lawsuit” and bringing in the lawyers and enforcing every recourse that my contract entitles me to.  Now, a little older and wiser, I just feel sad that people don’t realize that the learning world is a pretty small pond and that the ripples reach from edge to edge.

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It changed how I think about the skills that I need to run my business, the skills I need to live my life, and the skills I need to get where I want to go. I was reminded of this the other day, when I offended a friend by observing that she really sucked at a particular skill. Geometry, Chemistry, English, Folk Dancing, Athletics — and that if you weren’t great you just kept slogging to improve.


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So even if we’d paid more for the outhouses, or given them incentive bonuses for taking higher levels of crap than the average — it wouldn’t have fixed the basic problem. The problem is that the people sitting on top of the system don’t really want to think about all the crap that flows through the system. The type of learning that we’re trying to support in K-12 is, in large measure, not very difficult to provide.



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