"In three years time, you can't graduate from high school in the city of Chicago if you didn't take code writing and computer science," said Mayor Emanuel in conversation with Cisco CEO John Chambers.
"We're making it mandatory." Emanuel first announced the city's five-year plan for computer science education last December.
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Computer science is one of the top paying college degrees -- and yet only 2.4% of college students graduate with degrees in the field (a number that's declining).
Moreover, out of 3.6 million AP exams taken in 2012, only 3,000 computer science exams were taken by African American and Hispanic students, according to
In the US, attending school through the twelfth grade, driving on the right side of the road, and obtaining a social security number are all mandatory. A mandatory action is something that is required, obligatory, or compulsory.
Like letting your Great Aunt Edna pinch your cheeks or passing gym to get your diploma. If you want to compete with the swim team at school, weeknight practices are mandatory, meaning you have to go, though the Saturday dawn swim practice remains optional, meaning it's up to you.
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