The White House is committed to further better Computer Science Education. This is great news! His message entices more people to become computer scientists. Maybe to be even better than me one day. Anyone can learn. It’s important how you go about learning. Once you learn, you begin to create and not just consume, to paraphrase the Pres. He totally spoke my thoughts on spreading knowledge.
Yesterday, Obama encouraged Americans to get involved in mastering the technology that is changing the way we do just about everything and learn the skills that are becoming increasingly relevant to our economy.
Direct from the President:
I’m proud to join the students, teachers, businesses, and non-profit organizations taking big new steps to support computer science in America’s schools. Learning these skills isn’t just important for your future – it’s important for our country’s future. If we want America to stay on the cutting edge, we need young Americans like you to master the tools and technology that will change the way we do just about everything.” – Obama, Dec. 8th, 2014.
“On the 1 year anniversary of the first Hour of Code, over 50 million students have tried the Hour of Code. President Obama kicks off the 2014 Computer Science Education Week with a new call to motivate students worldwide to try the Hour of Code.”
More information, from WhiteHouse.gov
- Celebrating Computer Science Education Week, Kids Code at the White House
- FACT SHEET: New Commitments to Support Computer Science Education