Chicago computer class sparks controversy
WASHINGTON — Students at a high school computer class in Chicago are taking issue with the curriculum and are urging their parents to boycott it.
The students at Loyola Marymount School in Oak Lawn say their parents are being asked to sign up for the program after the school announced they will not be offering the class next year.
The program, called CyberCore, is part of a broader push to make high schools more digital in the digital age.
Loyolas website says it offers a computer class for all students from kindergarten through senior year.
A spokeswoman for Loyolas parent, Edelstein Family Trust, said the school has “a very strong commitment to its digital learning environment.”
Loyolan says the program is a “first step to providing students with the skills and knowledge necessary to prepare for and succeed in high school.”
Loyola says it will not pay for any tuition fees for the students participating in CyberCore.”
We also do not condone the use by teachers of any technology in their classrooms.”
Loyola says it will not pay for any tuition fees for the students participating in CyberCore.