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Parents Think Computer Science Education Is Important


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Two-thirds of parents and guardians of U.S. students in grades seven through 12 consider computer science either important or very important for their children to learn, according to a study by Google and Gallup.

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A study by Google and Gallup found two-thirds (69%) of parents and guardians of U.S. students in grades seven through 12 consider computer science (CS) an important or very important subject for their children to learn.

Students in those grades are less likely than their parents and guardians to consider learning CS important, the study found, with boys more likely to value it than girls.

A third (31%) of public school teachers surveyed for the study said they consider CS courses less important to students' future success than other required subjects, as do 21% of principals and 18% of superintendents.

These findings highlight the challenge educators and families face in improving student perceptions of CS.

From Gallup Blog
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