Four Ways to Move from ‘School World’ to ‘Real World’ | MindShift
On a rainy Saturday at Hackbright Academy classroom in San Francisco, a group of 35 adults sat at tables, desks, and on couches learning how to code. Marcy, a former artist and now programmer for Uber, taught the class. During a break, Marcy shared that she’d never taken a programming class prior to starting a job in art media. After completing courses at places like Hackbright and General Assembly, she realized how much she enjoyed coding and switched careers. Today she volunteers to teach coding on the weekends. Real world.Compare Marcy’s story to Daria’s, a high school junior. Daria applied to take her school’s AP Computer Science class and was rejected. The reason? She lacked the math prerequisites. Even if she had the prerequisites, she lamented, the counselor told her that her grades probably wouldn’t have been high enough to compete for one of the precious 30 seats in the single section that was offered. School world.
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