Thing is, when I went to school... mumble, mumble years ago, there was a basic computing courses available, as well as a computer lab with instructors overseeing it that taught basic coding and other bits if they saw you putting in the effort to learn.
But there was also music classes, art classes, PE, etc. I'd be had pressed to say a computing course served me better than the art course, but imagine some think tank arguing that art education should be reintroduced so people could better understand relationships, abstract thinking, and non-verbal communication.
Not nearly as sexy without the implied "or else you will be scuttled for a cheaper body in India".
Anyway, now all that has been replaced with the advisor to the advisor to the assistant manger of the vice principal, and everyone being very sage about how to best spend other people's money, and near hysterics about how a 2% increase in taxes will collapse the economy. But only for them. If you have to pay more, well that a just sacrifice for the good of our tax structure in Nevada.
So after gutting the educational system, now it's a Big Problem, and requires immediate money so you can finance being a plebe to them for ever.