Tell Congress to Support Computer Science Education!

Social media is growing in impact on decision-makers and is an important tool to communicate with Congress. It is a fast way to reach your elected officials. Members of Congress and staff monitor mentions from constituents and social media comments can spread quickly – even go viral. By filling out the form below, you can post Twitter messages and communicate to Members of Congress your support for computer science in every school. Your voice matters! Thank you!

A bright, innovative future for our nation depends on preparing young Americans for careers in our digital economy.

Unfortunately, the U.S. currently faces a severe shortage of job seekers with computer science skills. At the same time, our nation in not doing enough to provide students with access to computer science education. Only one of four K-12 schools in the U.S. offers any computer science courses. We can and must do better.

There are approximately 600,000 unfilled jobs in the U.S. requiring computer science skills. Yet, last year, fewer than 43,000 college students graduated with computer science degrees. Providing opportunities for every American student to learn computer science in K-12 school will encourage more young people to pursue higher education, training, and careers in computing.

Congress is now considering providing $250 million in funding on a competitive basis to local school districts to improve and expand computer science education in K-12 schools. This initiative would bring computer science education to as many as 52,500 classrooms and 3.6 million students.

Fill out the form to the right to use social media to urge your Senate and House members to support computer science education funding.


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