- Senators Robert Casey (D-Pa.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) introduced the Computer Science Education and Jobs Act on Wednesday.
- The bill is meant to adjust federal education policies to include support for access to computer science in U.S. elementary, middle and high schools, and it is similar to a House bill introduced last month.
- As the primary driver of STEM job growth, computer science is underrepresented in the K-12 education system, and this bill will provide more classes for students and more support for educators in the field, making computer science programs eligible for federal funding.
From the press release:
... “I am proud to introduce the Computer Science Education and Jobs Act in the Senate with Senator Rubio to help our schools improve computer science instruction,” Senator Casey said. “In both the near- and long-term, job opportunities in mathematics and computer science will grow faster than in any other technology sector category. This legislation will give more students the opportunity to position themselves for high-skilled, good paying jobs in the future through the study of computer science.” ...