There are some important reasons that this is a terrible metaphor.
It assumes that all students with STEM aptitude will automatically stay…
IT is zero-sum with other fields, when of course.
Sighing to myself as I try once again to orient myself in the midst of a 30-page article on an educational study — one that has section headings and everything, and is pretty well organized, but still is a bear to read.
Research articles should have a table of contents. Jeez.
When I’m in charge, were adding that to the style guide.
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
- Obama: Kids should learn to write computer code. Should be job-ready. (write computer code?) – wrong focus.
- Kamenetz: Big goal. Don’t question that.
- 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.”
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