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His juxtaposition of two primary lines of thinking about how school should work also struck a chord with me. I see this same division playing out in the social science department at my current clinical practice site. Half of the department wants to stick with the fill-in-the-blank, rote memorization that worked under NCLB, while the other half hope to start challenging students to think more critically. “Teaching to the test”, while it may sometimes be a necessity due to the flaws in our education assessment system, should never be the goal striven for. The math teachers who told all of us we wouldn’t always have a calculator with us were woefully mistaken, and now we can build off of the increased knowledge base that comes with 24/7 Internet access to encourage students to think in ways they never have before.