Why should I learn Computer Science?
"Not only does computer science provide every student foundational knowledge, it also leads to the highest-paying, fastest-growing jobs
in the U.S. economy. There are currently over 500,000 open computing jobs, in every sector, from manufacturing to banking, from agriculture to healthcare, but only 50,000 computer science graduates a year. Whether a student aspires to be a software engineer, or if she/he just wants a well-rounded education in today’s changing world, access to computer science in school is an economic imperative for our nation to remain competitive. And with the growing threat of cyber warfare, this is even a critical matter of national security." Code.org Open Letter for CS
What is Computer Science?
Computer Science is more than just computer programming. It is computational thinking, logical reasoning, critical thinking, and problem-solving. These are tools our students need to be successful in the world they are now living in and the future that is to come.
“These skills strengthen local community, national innovation, and opportunities for youth. Computer Science – not computer literacy – underlies most innovation today, from biotechnology to cinematography to national security. Yet, the majority of U.S. schools require only students use computers. Seldom do schools prepare students to innovate and create the new technologies that drive local and national economies. This ability to innovate with technology is also important for students’ future success and ability to make a difference in a global society.” (NCWIT.org)