The President Wants Every Student To Learn Computer Science. But not for the right reasons.

Confusing article seen on NPR Ed, following President Obama’s 2016 State of the Union address. So ok, Obama has laid out the goal of CS for everyone. Great. But the thrust of the article

  1. Obama: Kids should learn to write computer code. Should be job-ready. (write computer code?) – wrong focus.
  2. Kamenetz: Big goal. Don’t question that.
  3. Kamenetz: But what about the logistics? Rollout? Whither curriculum?

It’s hard to argue with the

obama: “hands-on computer science and math classes that make them job-ready on Day 1.”

Adding a new, complex, technical subject to the curriculum won’t be easy. We hear from students, teachers, entrepreneurs and educators about the challenges.

Source: The President Wants Every Student To Learn Computer Science. How Would That Work? : NPR Ed : NPR

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