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Can we leave aside how old the original post was, or who either barked or bit, and what the board etiquette is?
I've taught in courses from both books, and teaching bases. In general, ASA is more cruising-orinted, and USSA is more racing oriented. I've done both, so my instruction includes both, consciously or unconconsciously.
That said, the quality of instruction (and the hands-on sailing) in whichever course is going to be the more important factor in whether it's useful to the students, and whether they learn how to sail, either around the racing marks or from port to port.