Should schools prepare students for college and careers or to be good citizens?
When it comes to teaching Math, should we focus on procedures or problem solving?
Should learning be fun or hard?
Do we want students to consume content or create content?
Should we be using ebooks or printed books?
All of these questions and dozens more are discussed pretty regularly and by many different folks.
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