On Fri, Mar 7, 2014 at 10:58 AM, Robert Hansen <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Mar 7, 2014, at 7:25 AM, kirby urner <email@example.com> wrote: > > > My goal is to change the law to where math credit is available to > students who take courses such as those using the Litvins' text and a > gazillion other texts that will materialize in response to the opening > floodgates to this "new kind of math course". > > You mean something like Florida's current bill? >
> (d) Courses in computer programming language, such that 1 credit, at the > discretion of the local district school board, may satisfy 1 credit in > physical education which is required for high school graduation. > > > Computer programming as PE? That seems a bit weird.
Don't ask me how 3D printing got in there. I am picturing a group of shady > Department of Education insiders forming a shady front of a 3D printer > distribution company whose only client is the Department of Education. > > Bob Hansen
Yeah, interesting. Thanks for sharing that bill. I wonder what other states have something similar in the docket?
I hope that all students in the U.S. will soon have access to computer science classes in high school. We encourage other states to make computer science count as a math or science credit, just like Washington did yesterday, and Georgia, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas and Virginia have done before.
15 May 2013 11:50 AM
Posted by Brad Smith General Counsel & Executive Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft