people don't like homework because its required, but its actually really useful if you're trying crystallize what you're learning so you can use it 10 years later
later in life, its hard to get those second opinions
people let their ego's need for 'respect' get in the way of what's best for them in the long run
I think there is more to the "respect" that the author wants than just satisfying his ego. If respect for students leads to giving students autonomy then it can lead to a meaningful change in the way that schooling operates.