21 January 2011

Fewer high school students taking computer science classes

This article points out some disturbing trends in education, and this is not just true at the high school level, but in higher education too. The articles are a few years old; not sure if the pattern holds into the present.

An excerpt from the first article, about high schools,
Nationally, the portion of schools that offer an introductory computer science course has dropped from 78 percent in 2005 to 65 percent this year, and the corresponding decline in AP courses went from 40 to 27 percent, according to a survey by the Computer Science Teachers Association.

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