H. CON. RES. 95
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
December 1, 2017
Mr. Taylor (for himself, Mr. Lipinski, Mr. Fleischmann, and Mr. Kilmer) submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce
Expressing support for the use of public-private partnerships to bring computer science education to more K–12 classrooms.
Whereas 9 in 10 parents want their child to study computer science, but only 40 percent of schools teach computer programming;
Whereas low-income students and students from small towns and rural communities are less likely to attend a school that offers computer science programming;
Whereas computing makes up two-thirds of all projected new jobs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields;
Whereas there are over 500,000 open computing jobs nationwide and such job openings are projected to grow at twice the rate of all other jobs;
Whereas significant workforce shortages in computing fields, particularly in cybersecurity, can pose significant threats to our national security;
Whereas computing occupations are among the highest paying jobs for new graduates; and
Whereas, by 2020, there will be 1,400,000 computer-science-related jobs available, but only about 400,000 computer science graduates who will have the skills necessary to apply for those jobs: Now, therefore, be it
That the Congress expresses support for the use of public-private partnerships to bring computer science education to more K–12 classrooms throughout the country.