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Greg McVerry

Troubled by relationship between the @CollegeBoard and @codeorg #edtechchat #cs4all

At IndieWebCamp NYC our keynote speaker presented on good intentons and bad realities. As I began to map put how we will get every child

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At IndieWebCamp NYC our keynote speaker presented on good intentons and bad realities.

As I began to map put how we will get every child in Connecticut exposure to computer science in elementary school, a class in middle school, and have certified teachers in high school I hold Maha's words close.

I fear the relationship between Code.org and the CollegeBoard who sells the Computer Science Test.

It seems incestuos. The company selling the test is paying the bills for the non-profit who then turns and says judge the success of your program by completing the test sold by this company.

Under the guise of the CollegeBoard continues it's fleecing of American families....well white and rich American familes.

For our underrepresented population taking aan AP exam can be daunting. First you need $80 per test. That is a a lot. Second we now the racial bias inherent in standardized tests. Finally we have alternative.

Dual enrollment programs that connect high schools with community colleges and unviersities proves a much more cultural prroactive approach to awarding college credit in high school for computer science. It requires local taletn and invest in the community rather than a testing company.

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