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BRIDGE BURNER: "Khan Academy may be one of the most dangerous phenomena in education today," declares Mathalicious' blog. A couple points of contention: Khan's pedagogy is identical to the same old, boring teaching style that emphasizes procedures rather than conceptual understanding, along with the fact that they've used patron Bill Gates' money to hire a dedicated team of computer scientist with zero teaching experience. argues Mathalicious. Lots--and we mean lots--of fighting words here, especially for those convinced that Khan is driving the future of education innovation. Mathalicious makes richly integrated math videos and curricula; convincing people to pay has been a bear. Khan's price (or lack thereof) "...makes it difficult for something better to come along," contends Mathalicious' Karim Ani. Follow the saga on Hacker News.

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