Computer Science is most definitely something today’s students need in the curriculum but it’s not!!!

doug --- off the record

The Computer Science Teachers’ Association recently posted an entry entitled “Who Teaches CS?“.  That caught my eye and set me about thinking.  Some of the facts presented in the post are:

  • In 2010, only 0.6% of all AP exams taken were AP CS.
  • While AP US History, AP Calculus, AP Biology, and AP Environmental Science are on the rise, AP CS lingers almost flat lining.
  • In 2010, there were 12, 501 CS graduates with 13% women and 4% Black.
  • 41 states do not count CS as math or science credit 
  • There are 1.06 million public high school teachers; 6,357 teach CS fulltime; 2,000 are college AP CS Audited and approved.
  • Do you see a problem?  

    Computer Science is undoubtedly the fastest changing and I would suggest one of the most important subject disciplines there is.  I’ve long been on the record advocating for at least one compulsory…

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