I’ve decided to elevate this from a maxim to a principle because I’ve never seen a counterexample.
“The Chicago Public Schools, the third-largest public school system in the United States, announced a five-year plan today that would add at least one computer science course to every CPS high school, and elevate computer science to a core requirement instead of an elective. CPS announced this through a partnership with code.org, stating that the non-profit would provide free curriculum, professional development, and stipends for teachers.”
Chicago Public Schools Promoting Computer Science to Core Subject
Slashdot summary by dmiller1984
Let’s see, we’re talking high school…so that means you can rely on them to know how to type a double-spaced paper in MS Word and use Facebook. Oh wait, scratch the former, this is Chicago. Now design a curriculum. Also, I think it would be great if you got all the kids up to speed on integral calculus, gotta compete in that global economy!
I hear they have a couple of those high-end public schools like New York. “High-end” means Tiger moms scared away all the welfare moms with meat cleavers.
Ya know, I write shit like this and start to think I must finally be going crazy, and then going to work is like therapy. Oh yeah, it really is everyone else in the world who is crazy. It’s kind of a relief. A pothead asked me yesterday what I think of, like, life and everything. I answered in perfect honesty that I’m extremely confused about the whole mess.