Computer Science To Count as Math Credit In K-12 Schools

Computer Science To Count as Math Credit In K-12 Schools

In the US, Florida is one of 47 states that have resorted to allowing the learning of computer science count just like a math credit. This is dated back in 2013 when the world’s who is who united to come up with a nonprofit organization called Code.org and the main aim was to have more students get to study computer science in schools.

This plea caused some world’s billionaires like Bill Gates and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg donating a lot of money to the organization, to the tune of millions of dollars. A report given by the organization revealed that the organization had used US$91 million throughout between 2013 and 2018. Part of the money was used to advocate for the course of computer science in the whole country.

Being part of the organization’s mission to ensure computer science counts in K-12 education, code.org is proud to announce that it has influenced the growth and learning of computer science to 42 states. As it stands now, in more than 47states, students have been allowed to take computer science in place of math. Before the organization came into place to pursue this noble task, a few states only could allow computer science to count the credit contained in math.

It is, therefore, important to note that there has been a steady increase in the number of states that have allowed computer science to take the credit of math. In as much all these advancements have been seen by the code.org the main question that is to be asked is whether the changes will positively affect the students positively or negatively.

 

References

https://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20191015/florida-schools-computer-science-now-counts-as-math-credit—is-this-good-idea

 

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