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Education The Almighty Buck Politics Discloses Top Donors 59 59

theodp (442580) writes "Under the leadership of, explained the ACM, it joined CSTA, NCWIT, NSF, Microsoft and Google in an effort "to reshape the U.S. education system," including passing a federal law making Computer Science a "core subject" in schools. If you're curious about whose money helped fuel the effort,'s Donors page now lists those who gave $25,000+ to $3,000,000+ to the K-12 CS cause (the nonprofit plans to raise $20-30 million for 2015-16 operations). Microsoft is at the top of the list as a Platinum Supporter ($3,000,000+), while Bill Gates is Gold ($1,000,000+), and Steve Ballmer is Silver ($500,000+). Interestingly, six of's ten biggest donors are also Founders of Mark Zuckerberg's tech immigration reform PAC."
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  • Makes sense (Score:5, Interesting)

    by GameboyRMH (1153867) <> on Tuesday September 02, 2014 @11:44AM (#47807477) Journal

    All these parties want to make coding an "unskilled" job - not as in making it require any less skill, but as in not requiring any higher education. This will make one of the few jobs that still pays decently (coding work in a select few US cities) dirt cheap, and that means more money running up the tech billionaires' scoreboards.

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