Jul 21, 2016 — Over 135,000 people have come together to call for dedicated resources to develop computer science education in classrooms throughout the country. That’s great! Lend your voice and tell Congress why Computer Science is important to you: http://www.csecoalition.org/takeaction
Last week, Congress Members gathered to discuss changes to the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Bill. While the committee did not pass targeted funding for K-12 computer science education, a bipartisan group of Congressional members reaffirmed the need for computer science education.
At the state level, governors across the US have been vocal in their support for expanding digital learning opportunities for future generations. This past Friday, governors attending the National Governors Association Summer Meeting even participated in an “Hour of Code” and learned how to code.
Though we have made notable progress, there is more work to be done.
Congress will work with the President to reach an agreement on the final budget by the end of this year. While there is still time, write to your Members of Congress and tell them to prioritize K-12 computer science education. Take action now because American economic competitiveness depends on it. http://www.csecoalition.org/takeaction
Thank you for your support,
Computer Science Education Coalition
Even Republicans, including Governor Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas, despite being socially conservative, supports this. It isn’t a matter of politics, it is a matter of the reality of the world we inhabit, and the omnipresence of computers. Please support this important outreach!
And YOU – yes you! – can learn to code, for free, at codeacademy.com I took a computer course at the community college last year, and a lot of it was spending time at Code Academy. Lazy ass instructor! Won’t pay for another class at the CC, that’s for sure. But seriously, they have courses for kids, courses for adults.