I am very surprised – nay, gobsmacked – by this stat.
"Even if students are fortunate enough to be in one of the less than 10 percent of U.S.high schools that offer computer science..."
How do I align this with my concept of the USA being the temple and forge of so much computer based technology?
Do they poach a lot of their computer scientists from overseas?
Is training yourself to be a “hacker” better than a formal education?
Do most computer geeks in the USA leave school with formal education and home grown programming skills and then do computer science at college?
I am so surprised by this little snippet that I stopped reading the rest of the article.