Senator recognizes the need for more computer courses
It’s a short piece, but it makes the point that Senator Casey gets it — CS education is shrinking, just as the demand is growing.
The availability of introductory high school computer science courses has decreased by 17 percent since 2005, he said, and the number of Advanced Placement computer science courses has dropped by 33 percent.
“Just when we need more students to focus on this course of study it’s going in the wrong direction and rapidly in the wrong direction,” Mr. Casey said.
Moreover, women and minorities are under-represented among those taking existing courses, he said.