21st century skills got a boost from the federal government, as the White House backs a computer science school iniative.
“Becoming a computer scientist isn’t as scary as it sounds,” says President Obama
In a video message, the president announced his support for the iniative to teach computer science to middle school and high school students. “While no one is born a computer scientist, becoming a computer scientist isn’t as scary as it sounds,” President Barack Obama said in a video message Monday. “With hard work and a little math and science, anyone can do it.”
Among the school districts that are on board, the nations largest districts will offer at least one computer science course. These are New York, Chicago, Miami, Las Vegas, Houston, and Fort Lauderdale and total around 4 million students.
According to the White House, a magority of K-12 schools still do not offer computer programming classes. Yes at least 50 percent of science, technology, engineering, and math careers will be in computer science related fields.