Raumesh Akbari
Senator | Memphis, TN

Expanding Access to Computer Science Education

Idea Category: Education


The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 67% of new jobs in STEM are in computing, jobs that also happen to be some of the highest-paying and fastest-growing in the country. Yet only 11% of STEM bachelor’s degrees are in computer science, leading to a massive workforce shortage. Many students lack access to computer science curriculum and less than half of U.S. schools teach computer science courses.


State governments should adopt policies that require middle and/or high schools to offer at least one foundational computer science course.

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