Parents believe computer science education is important

About seven in 10 parents and guardians of U.S. students in grades seven through 12 (69%) say it is important or very important for their child to learn computer science, according to a new report from Google and Gallup. About one in four parents and guardians are neutral on this measure (26%), while 5% say it is not important or not at all important for their child to learn.

More than three in four Black parents and guardians (78%) say learning computer science is important for their child, including more than half (52%) who say it is very important. Similar majorities of Hispanic (67%) and White (68%) parents and guardians see computer science as important for their child to learn.

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