There needs to be a plan for framework on how to attract qualified professionals to decide the curriculum, and teach these courses. If it's left up to local administrators, they will have no idea where to begin or decide what needs to be taught. We'll end up with a generation of kids who have been using iPads since they were babies being taught how to use Microsoft Word 2004 and Powerpoint. If we allow a curriculum to be set nationally, then we'll find we have no teachers capable of teaching the subject. It will most likely fall to whatever teacher is "good with technology." As someone who graduated high school in 2008, I had to take a class in elementary school in around 2000 that focused on Word and Powerpoint. Helpful. In middle school I had to take a course that focused on.... word, powerpoint, and excel. Slightly less helpful. Then, in two separate years in high school, I had to take 2 more courses on Word and Excel, rehashing the same information. When I got to college as a music major, I had to take 2 semesters of Music Technology courses. Did they focus on notation or mixing software? No, the focus was, again, on Word and Excel. It was odd considering that all of our papers were required to be electronically submitted, so we obviously knew the basics anyway.