Re: Judging own pupils Posted by anymouse 8/19/2008 7:10:00 PM
"Anonymous. You have made your position very clear. You do believe that a person should judge their own pupils."
Once again, you paraphrase someone's argument with critical changes instead of quoting it.
I've said repeatedly that having the teachers judging their students is not ideal, but that it's preferable to having second rate teacher or judges.
"You have given several reasons why you think its correct."
No, I have stated why it is not as problematic at serious competitions as you seem to believe it would be.
"And I will say again. It takes only one person to manipulate any system to their advantage and others will have no choice but to do the same. That why one rotten apple will spoil the whole barrel."
You've repeatedly failed to explain how "one person" can manipulate the skating system of mark tabulation. That's the whole point of the skating system - a biased judge or two can't pull or push the results very more than a place or so on their own, because it takes a majority of the panel to award a placement. Experienced dancers and judges know this, which is why we're more interested in improving our dancing to play to the honest majority of judges, rather than in finding our own ways to cheat.