I actually really value the contribution that Julianne has made to this debate, with all of her extensive knowledge of the psychology of teaching and learning. I think that so many of us that teach, are performers, and have not kept up with all the developmnets in eduction. And Julianne obviously has done extensive study in this area.
I’m sure that no one on this column advocates abuse of students, but we all have to acknowledge that it happens. It happens in all work places, but when it does happen in the performing arts it can be much harder to defend oneself against or to define.