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[K12OSN] OT: New legislation to address CS Crisis



http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/DigitalEducation/2010/07/bill_to_combat_comp_science_cr.html
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2010/07/14/36compsci_ep.h29.html
http://www.acm.org/press-room/news-releases/2010/cs-ed-act

I am happy about this news. I always struggle with enrollment as there
is little incentive, for students, to take an academic elective which
does not count as a Math or Science course. Lots of students take
Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Calculus because they are recognized
by Universities/Colleges as entrance requirements. Not so with CS
currently. Hopefully this will change. I would love to see CS be
accepted as a Mathematical Science course. I just hope they have some
common sense and standardize on Python, NOT Java!

-- 
Robert Arkiletian
Eric Hamber Secondary, Vancouver, Canada


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