Obama's $4B Plan Aims to Teach Kids About Computer Science
The Obama administration says more could be done to prepare students for computer science jobs.By Ben Lawson | January 30, 2016
President Barack Obama wants to give schools more than $4 billion to expand computer science education.
"In the new economy, computer science isn't an optional skill; it's a basic skill," Obama said.
If the proposal gets approved by Congress, the money would go to states to train teachers and give schools access to instructional materials. There would be an additional $100 million that would go directly to school districts. (Video via National Science Foundation)