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Re: How does compensation for writing for your groups work.
I'm sorry but I completely disagree. If you write something such as music; wind book, percussion book, drill etc you are doing something extra that is not required. If you are qualified and would pay someone else to do it anyway, I see nothing wrong with doing it yourself. My opinion it should be less (say half) than what you would pay someone else because you don't want to take advantage of the situation. Do you expect your History teacher to write his own textbook and then teach from it? Now, I do believe this should be a unanimous decision from the staff and not just trying to compensate yourself for something. I have done this several ways in the past. I was fully compensated, I was half compensated, I was not compensated and did it for the betterment of the students, and I refused to do it because they wouldn't pay me even though it was agreed on prior to.
I see the many arguments to this but the fact is not everyone can write music. Just because they happened to hire someone who knows how doesn't mean the school should take advantage of that.