Persuasive Essay On Computer Science

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s video announcement that city schools were starting a new program that will bring computer science education to all students is late. America is dragging where it should be exceling. Less than 10 percent of the city’s schools offer computer science education and only one percent receive that education. New Yorkers should still applaud their mayor for taking on this monumental task that states should have addressed years before this announcement because New York City isn’t alone in this failure, only one in four U.S. middle and high school principals report offering any computer-science' class='brand-secondary'>computer science education in their schools.
“Computer Science for All”
That’s the name of de Blasio’s new program.
Why? The mayor said it best,
"A computer science education is literacy for the 21st century."
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Maybe America’s educational leaders don’t understand what computer science is, which is why they don’t place enough emphasis on this invaluable skill for now and the future. Less than 7 percent of the state’s high schools offer courses in the important science.
The website for Princeton University’s Computer Science department offers a great analogy of the subject, “What energy is to physics, information is to computer science.”
Computer Science is the study of information and how that information is represented, stored, and manipulated for other purposes. Consider how a personal computer uses an operating system to store, access, and run other programs to view, manipulate, replicate, and share information. That is what computer science is, essentially, it is the backbone of all that is computing.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) defines a computer and information research scientist as,
“Computer and information research scientists invent and design new approaches to computing technology and find innovative uses for existing technology. They study and solve complex problems in computing for business, medicine, science, and other

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