How coding could be the next Spanish class in Florida high schools (Tampa Bay Business Journal)

by brian jackson


How coding could be the next Spanish class in Florida high schools

Florida high school students could soon ditch Spanish class in favor of computer coding. State Sen. Jeff Brandes (R-St. Petersburg) filed a bill Monday that would allow students to take two computer coding classes in lieu of foreign language requirements currently in place. “If you ask companies whether they’d rather have someone fluent in coding or in Latin, they’ll answer coding,” Brandes said. Senate Bill 104 would also require all Florida public universities to honor the coding credits as foreign language requirements. It allows Florida high schools to offer coding courses as a foreign language, but does not require them to.

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