|Computer Science at the High School?|
I've been talking with local leaders casually for years about the need for some sort of computer science class at the high school with no traction.
Are there other parents out there who might be interested in getting together to kick around ideas what we might do to offer computer science to students?
From my view when I say "computer science" I'm talking more than programming--I'm talking about the *ideas* of computer science and the social context of computers--programming itself but also mathematics, the history of computations and issues like privacy and copyright. Just like "biology" at the high school is more than learning the techniques of dissection or "art" is more than how to use a paintbrush. The goal is not to train more programmers per se but to serve the educational mission in the same way that the other liberal arts do.
I'm not a IT person but would love to hear what other parents think.
Post here or e-mail me at email@example.com and we can figure out a good time and place to meet to kick around ideas.