[plt-scheme] Re: More pedagogic stuff

From: Shriram Krishnamurthi (sk at cs.brown.edu)
Date: Tue Aug 12 10:33:55 EDT 2008

Your navy footnote is amusing...

You're right, the MAA is worth talking to.  The ACM may be
beyond hope.  But we have to keep up at the ACM also,
because ultimately outsiders (principals, parents, etc.)
will look to the ACM when they need to make a decision.

The problem w/ the demise of the courses is that it leaves
schools free to label (as they have been doing already, even
before the exam died) their computing literacy course (Excel,
etc.) as "computer science".  This in turn is going to have a
serious effect on how students perceive the subject and
whether they even try it in college.  On the one hand, it's
good: they'll come to college, see real CS, and say "Wow,
this is totally different, and it's worth doing".  But the loss is
those who never try it out at all in college.


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