This was a featured word when I opened up the OED this morning. It means "An item or matter debated in the schools." It seemed appropriate.
I'm Anne-Marie Deitering.
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11 9 / 2013
"But the 1990s were the heyday of cover-letter hysteria (as you can make out in the Ngram above)."