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Comment: Re:Shouldn't this be obvious? (Score 4, Insightful) 150 150

Because the reality is that the only thing that can fix bad schools are better teachers AND involved parents... the parents are hard to come by in such areas, and the good teachers don't want to work in those schools for their already shitty pay. Thus, you get school systems throwing money at the problem and making complex new programs to distract from the fact that not much is changing.

Comment: Re:Double tassel ... (Score 1) 216 216

This. These core classes are not to create CS majors, it is to give everyone at least a basic understanding of what programming is... given today's society and work place, that's a pretty nice skill to have, although I'm sure the amount of worthless programmer resumes will probably rise due to it.

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