Hillary Clinton
Democrat

Hillary Clinton's policies onScience & Tech

Invest in computer science and STEM education

A new generation of potential scientists, engineers, coders, and mathematicians are learning in classrooms across America right now. But too few are getting the high-quality education they need to succeed, especially in computer science and STEM fields. Less than one in five high school students has ever taken a computer science course—a figure that has fallen by 24 percent over the past two decades—and only 7% of our nation’s high schools even offer the Advanced Placement course in Computer Science. Meanwhile, there were over half a million good-paying tech jobs unfilled last year—and by 2020, there will be 1.4 million computer-science related jobs in America, with only 400,000 computer science graduates to fill them. When our young people aren’t learning cutting-edge skills, this not only holds them back, but limits our collective potential as a nation.

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