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A Nation Left Behind: How and Why Bad Education Leads Good (and Not So Good) Leaders to Turn Bad


by Robert J. Sternberg — February 19, 2007

I argue that our current educational system, and especially the No Child Left Behind Act, defeats the purpose of developing a new generation of positive leaders. Leaders are not merely repositories of facts: They effectively use the knowledge they learn. I discuss fallacies of often knowledgeable but ineffective leaders, and how our educational system should develop the kinds of thinking that prevent such fallacies from occurring.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: February 19, 2007
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 13429, Date Accessed: 12/13/2017 1:57:53 PM

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  • Robert Sternberg
    Tufts University
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    ROBERT J. STERNBERG is the dean of Tufts' School of Arts and Sciences.
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