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[Susan notes: Calling Business Week on hypocrisy will always make me smile.]

Submitted to Business Week but not published

To the editor

By the time students apply to business school, it's far too late to start teaching them how to apply value judgments to issues that are not clear cut ("B-Schools: Only a C+ in Ethics," IdeasViewpoint, Sept. 5). That's something that should have been included in the K-12 curriculum. But the No Child Left Behind Act, which business leaders enthusiastically support, does not recognize non-cognitive outcomes of any sort. These include precisely the values and attitudes that Jeffrey E. Garten urges business school admissions officers to examine. His failure to address the hypocrisy in an essay on ethics is puzzling.

Walt Gardner

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