Are there any bureaucrats in your life? Are there marginally talented people in your arena that are more concerned with form than substance? Do they try and push their weight around, by virtue of position, instead creating and/or doing anything of real lasting value?
You can be sure there are many sycophantic toadies in the educational milieu. I had to deal with such a talentless putz at my last school, and a principal too poorly educated to know better.
One would think that anyone, especially teachers, with a proper amount of wisdom would see the folly of such a pursuit…ah, but wisdom is perhaps the most rare and precious commodity known to Man…even great knowledge is common in comparison.
So do you know anyone like that?