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September 27, 2017

Ivanka Trump touts coding at Middleburg Charter

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Juliana, a student at Middleburg Community Charter School, shows Ivanka Trump the coding work students have been doing in class.
By Renns Greene

President Donald J. Trump’s daughter and White House advisor Ivanka Trump, Microsoft President Brad Smith, and founder Hadi Partovi came to Middleburg Community Charter School this morning to talk about the importance of coding and computer science education in schools.

“It is such an important, foundational skill for all of you to have, regardless of what you decide to do with your lives,” Trump told the students. “Technology is reinventing every industry.”

The visit comes two days after President Trump signed a memo instructing the Department of Education to spend $200 million every year “to the promotion of high-quality STEM [science, technology, engineering and math] education, including computer science in particular,” but does not come with any funding attached.

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Silii · September 30, 2017 at 5:11 pm
And did she tell the students how she uses her private email account for official business for her White House job? Like, I'm doing the same thing Hillary was accused of? And how her husband does the same thing with her private computer?
Or how to use foreign labor to produce her products rather than moving production to the US and employing US workers, you know, America first?
Observer · September 28, 2017 at 11:45 am
What a difference from 8 years of Obama.
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