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In D.C., Hutchinson touts computer-class initiative

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Photographs by CLIFF OWEN / AP

Gov. Asa Hutchinson arrives Sunday at the National Governors Association Winter Meeting in Washington.

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's administration and global high-tech giants want every state to follow Arkansas' lead and begin offering computer science courses at all of the nation's public high schools.

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Nodmcm says...

For a Republican, Asa is turning out to be quite a governor! From saving Obamacare and the private option in Arkansas, to innovating with computer science education for all, Gov. Hutchinson is a class act and here he is making Arkansas "look good" to the rest of the nation and maybe the world. Who says that Arkansas is just a bunch of hicks, when Arkansas' education system is out front with a groundbreaking national program! Hats off to the Guv!

Posted 22 February 2016, 6:45 a.m. Suggest removal

Jackabbott says...

How much of the $4 billion actually goes to the schools and how much goes to these tech giants that try to violate laws and public safety, avoid paying taxes and make their products in China? Sounds like another feel good program similar to free trade and no child left behind. Who is going to pay for the teachers to teach this?
Perhaps it will serve the purpose of training some so they do not all flock to the colleges to watch football and bb games.

Posted 22 February 2016, 8:25 a.m. Suggest removal

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