The top administrator of Florida’s largest school district — and the fourth largest school district in the country — remains opposed to a legislative proposal that would let high school students count computer coding as a foreign language.
Miami-Dade Public Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalhosaid again Tuesday that lawmakers should not equate the two, and he said he fears for the implications the policy decision could have on students’ future opportunities — such as their ability to apply for scholarships, college or even competitive jobs in a global workforce.
“We all value the importance of computer science and coding. We all value the importance of foreign language. We just don’t believe they’re interchangeable,” Carvalho told the Herald/Times, while he was back in Tallahassee today to testify on a different bill.