Major Bill de Blasio of New York ties his education agenda to economic inequality. On Sept. 16, the mayor delivered an address in a school in the Bronx to introduce early education in tech as a strategy to provide all American children an opportunity to economic progress.
Blasio has forged a partnership with New York City’s business community to deliver computer science and other technology programs to low-income schools, the Wall Street Journal reported.
The project aims to expose all American children to basic programming languages such as Scratch and tech innovations such as robots. Computer Science will not become a graduation requirement; middle and high schools may offer it as an elective.