The Leaky Tech Pipeline
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Race, Gender, and SES Gaps in Pre K-12 Computer Science Education

Early racial, gender, and socioeconomic disparities in access to STEM and computer science education in Pre K-12th grade limit the opportunities that all children have to engage meaningfully with technology, develop computational skills, and explore careers in computing.

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Math & Science Proficiency

Large racial disparities in math and science proficiency are present in elementary and middle school, which affect opportunities for success in STEM courses in high school. No significant disparities exist by gender: Boys and girls have equal math and science proficiency levels in the early grades.

Advanced Placement STEM and CS

Students of color and girls are much less likely to participate in Advanced Placement math, science, and computer science than their peers, affecting preparation for pursuing STEM and computing degrees in college.

Peer Groups in K-12 Education
SMASH program alumna Megan Gage explains how diverse peer groups impact student perspectives and trajectories.
Disparities in computer science education in public schools will not only widen the opportunity and achievement gap, they threaten to have a profound negative economic impact as technology takes on an increasingly central role in the economy. Ben Jealous