[TUHS] Happy birthday Morris worm [ really programming education ]

Chet Ramey chet.ramey at case.edu
Thu Nov 14 07:22:04 AEST 2019

On 11/13/19 1:02 PM, Jon Steinhart wrote:

> At the K-12 level, the stage is set by combination of the "everybody
> must learn to code" curriculum with "no child left behind".  School
> administrators dispense with any critical thinking about the value of
> the curriculum in order to chase grant dollars.

In my experience as a school board member, it's not grant dollars so much
as the amount of control the state exerts over the curriculum. The state
dictates the material and content that is taught. For AP classes, like
AP computer science, the College Board creates the courses and decides
what material is included. And in most cases, especially AP classes and
core classes where there are end-of-course proficiency requirements, the
material on those standardized tests dictates how the course is taught.

This is off-topic at this point.

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