Computer science touches nearly every aspect of our daily lives. Equipping students with skills in critical thinking, problem solving and examining ethical implications of technology can lead to a more just world where everyone has equal access to these foundational learning opportunities.
Every student deserves a high-quality computer science education. But too often, race, ethnicity, gender identity, income-level, or zip-code determine who has access to a high quality computer science education.
CSforCA is on a mission to expand access to CS teaching and learning opportunities so that every student is prepared to thrive in college, careers, and to participate in our democracy.
CS Education Does Not Reflect California’s Diversity:
of high school students in California take CS.
in the nation for states offering at least one high school CS course.
“There’s no limit for computer science, just your imagination. Before this class, I didn’t know what computer science was. I found out that coding is creating things the way you want it. Everything has a solution as long as you can imagine it.”
- 12th grade Emergent Bilingual Student in Los Angeles Unified School District
CSforCA is a coalition of K12 educators, nonprofit organizations, higher education, and industry leaders, who believe that research, data and classroom experience can inform policy solutions that play a critical role in ensuring that all California students have access to a high-quality CS education.
Today’s students need to be equipped with the knowledge and skills to meet the challenges of our increasingly digitized world. That’s why we advocate for long-term, systemic change to ensure that all educators across our state are equipped to teach CS.