In addition to sparking a certain amount of controversy, recent proposed changes to the Uniform Accountancy Act - specifically, those that would revise accounting curricula to include more ethics classes - got me thinking about the debate over ethics in accounting education.

In the aftermath of the accounting scandals that marred the beginning of the century, it seemed self-evident that more ethics education was a good way to help prevent similar outbreaks in the future. After all, if accountants were carefully taught the difference between right and wrong, they would be better prepared to choose the ethical course, wouldn't they? A great rustling noise arose as hundreds of thousands of heads nodded in agreement, including mine.

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