SB468 is a bill sponsored by Sen. Jeremy Ring, D-Margate, that proposes to allow high school students on a college track to replace the foreign language requirement with computer coding classes. It would also require students who would like to become eligible for the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program to take at least two computer coding courses.
Below are the latest articles on this topic and the potential threat the bill poses to foreign language courses.
Fabioloa Santiago: Don’t make students choose between computer coding and foreign languages
Source: The Miami Herald, October 20, 2015
Editorial: Don’t sacrifice foreign languages for computer coding
Source: TampaBay.com, October 19, 2015
Bill would allow Florida students to replace foreign language with computer language courses
Source: TampaBay.com, October 18, 2015
Bright Futures should require coding for scholarships, lawmaker says
Source: Orlando Sentinel, October 16, 2015