how many times has your boss asked you
- to write a recursive Fibonacci sieve ?
- hand calculate the eigenvector of a matrix ?
- solve an integral ?
- make a perfect 1inchx1cinhx1inch cube using nothing but a hacksaw , a file and a ruler. ?
the answer : NEVER
Industry spends billions on dollar to have cutting edge tools to do that work. Draft it in solidworks, send it to CNC.
Copilot is nothing but a tool that does the tedious repetitive stuff, so you can focus on the real work. So yeah, allow it in the classroom. Teach them how to use it to their advantage.
Too much time in education is spent in memorizing stuff that can easily be looked up, and solving little meaningless puzzles. You might as well fill out the sudoku and crosswords.
Teach the APPLICATION of things and show how it is used in the real world.
Drop a bunch of abstract formula and the students can solve them. Give them a real world problem and they don't even know what formula apply.