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President Obama Answers Question About Computer Science

If you haven't seen it yet, check out the two and a half minute video of President Obama on Google+ Hangout.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlOySsg7oxY

When asked directly about whether requiring CS programming in high schools would be a good thing, he emphatically says yes. He also talks about getting programming, Web design and other computing skills into high school to make students aware of career options, whether for immediate employment after high school or further study on college. Now, the question is: how do we leverage this type of support in the abstract into actual policy at the state level?

Dave Reed
College Faculty Representative
CSTA Board of Directors

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