KCTC POLICY UPDATE:
On Friday, July 13th, Governor Mike Parson vetoed SB 894, a bill that would have increased computer science education efforts in Missouri.
Here is the KC Tech Council's full statement:
While we are profoundly disappointed in Governor Parson’s decision to veto the computer science education bill that was broadly passed through both houses of the legislature with bipartisan support, we know we cannot afford to rest in our disappointment.
Missouri’s children deserve education that prepares them for Missouri jobs, and allows them to be competitive with students from other states. In fact, 46 other states have passed legislation to broaden computer science education, and the students and employers in those states are already reaping the benefits. Missourians deserve that too. The tech industry’s growth will depend on it, as will our children’s career readiness. We look forward to continuing to work with our statewide partnership of industry and education leaders, as well as with the governor and legislature to get this legislation passed as soon as possible.
Ryan Weber, KC Tech Council President
Resources to advocate for computer science education in MO:
Contact Governor Mike Parson
Call Gov. Mike Parson at 573-751-3222