Coding as a Core Class

The Georgia State Board of Education has decided to allow high school students to include computer coding as a core class, allowing students to substitute the computer science courses for math, science, or foreign language courses.

“I was asked the question, ‘why don’t you give equal recognition to coding as a foreign language as you do so Spanish or French?’ I thought about it and said, ‘well, it’s sure a foreign language as far as I’m concerned,” [Georgia Governor Nathan] Deal recently told a pre-legislative breakfast hosted by PolicyBEST.

El Paso’s policy makers should be as farsighted as Georgia’s.

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