Industry leaders lobby for coding classes in California schools

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

A who's who of tech industry elite is lobbying Gov. Jerry Brown to upgrade the computer-science curriculum in California's classrooms.

On Wednesday, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff will deliver a letter to the governor's office signed by educators and tech industry leaders including Square CEO Jack Dorsey, Dropbox CEO Drew Houston, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, venture capitalist Vinod Khosla and San Francisco Unified School District Superintendent Richard Carranza.

"We want to seriously push for bringing blended learning and coding curriculum into schools," Benioff told The Chronicle. "Everybody needs this. This is where jobs are now."

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