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  • Writer's pictureJoanne Jacobs

Computer science instead of Algebra II?

Ohio students will be able to take advanced computer science instead of Algebra II under a new law, reports Leo Versel in Education Week. Math educators are dubious.

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Students will be warned that some colleges and universities require Algebra II.

In 2016, 28 states let computer science count as a math or science credit.

Advocates believe teaching computer science and coding will prepare students “to compete in a tech-based economy,” writes Versel. Critics say there’s no evidence K-12 computer classes “connect with workforce skills.”

Virginia is the first state to require computer science in high school. The state board of education made the decision in November.

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