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EVERY STUDENT IN EVERY INDIANA CLASSROOM DESERVES THE OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN COMPUTER SCIENCE

Computer Science for Indiana

Technology is transforming society at an unprecedented rate. Whether it’s smartphones or social networks, self-driving cars or personalized medicine, nothing embodies the American Dream so much as the opportunity to change or even reinvent the world with technology. At a time when every industry in every state is impacted by advances in computer technology, our schools should give all students the opportunity to understand how this technology works, to learn how to be creators, coders, and makers — not just consumers. Instead, what is increasingly a basic skill is only available to the lucky few, leaving most students behind, particularly students of color and girls. 

Whether a student aspires to be a software engineer, or if she just wants a well-rounded education in today’s changing world, access to computer science in school is an economic imperative for our state to remain competitive. In Indiana, we have an opportunity to bring this important subject to our schools.

 

Computer Science for Indiana (CSforIN) is an initiative to empower all Hoosier students from kindergarten through high school to learn computer science and be equipped with the computational thinking skills they need to thrive in a digitally powered economy.

90%

of parents want their children's school to teach computer science

<30%

of Indiana high schools offer computer science

71%

of all new STEM jobs are in computing

Voice Your Support

We urge all organizations to publicly show they support a vision to accelerate the local efforts in classrooms, unlock opportunity throughout Indiana, and give an answer to all the parents and teachers who believe that every student, in every school, should have a chance to learn computer science.