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The contract does not specify this Master and states that the school will provide instructors. However, this Master is the only Master at the school. He is loved and respected by all and my son has only been trained by him.
Thank you. But the contract indicates that instructures may be changed upon notice by the school. We received no notice! can i use this to get out of the contract
Thank you. From your answer it appears that I should just throw in the towel and subject my son to the whim of this school. All the parents feel the same way that I do. I cannot accept that there is absolutely nothing we can do. Please give me an alternative if you can. If you cannot, I understand. thanks
Thank you for your excellent advise and suggestions. In fact, per your advise, a meeting was organized and the turnout was overwhelming. It was clear that to the school that sticking to a contract with over 70 parents would not be worth it. Based on your advise, we never threatened terminating but demanded to be let out. We pointed out that if we were not let out of our contracts, that we would come to the school every day and tell every new parent walking in the door about the situation and recommend that they seek out another school. We also threatened to set up facebook and twitter account to tell about our experience at the school. We would engage in 'gorilla warfare' that would close the school making our contracts null and void!. Needless to say, they saw the writing on the wall and promised to call the billing company and cancel our contracts. We passed a paper around and each parent signed their names, with the child's name and phone number. He stated that he would send that list to the company. They also agreed that parents could cancel the automatic withdrawals without ramifications. Just as an aside, we pleaded with the school to sit with the master they terminated and come to an understanding so that things can continue as they were without disrupting the childrens lessons and relationship that they have with the master. I do not know if that will happen but the school was shocked by the loyalty and support and underestimated the master's impact on the students and parents. They saw the majority of their students leaving and the financial impact will be devastating to them. Also the master that they fired is at the moment in a bad situation as well so we pleaded with them to bring the master back and are still hoping that they will sit and talk and work things out using the tennants of Taekwondo that they teach and setting a good example for the students.
So you are right! The power of people joining together to make our voices heard in the face of a non-cancellable contract was our only way out without long protracted litigation! (We are all now more aware and shall hesitate long and hard before entering in these kinds of contracts again!) Thanks.