Khanoisseur 🐶🤦🏻‍♂️🌎 @Khanoisseur Nonpartisan fact-checks + analysis of news (+ 🐶 pics). *Turn notifications on* (Podcast coming). Stuff for @Google @Twitter @Uber @Facebook @Tesla Jun. 04, 2019 1 min read

The sharp drop off in women holding 46% of math jobs to only 26% holding computer science jobs needs to be studied and addressed fast: Math underpins most computer programming and we need to look at new instructional methods to help more women embrace both math and programming.

2. Representation makes a difference. More women teaching math, computer science in K-12 could encourage more girls to pursue these in college and this could make a significant difference in their careers - median annual salaries could be $30K-$50K higher.

3. A teacher's gender influences how students learn. One study found that girls did better when taught by female teachers and male students did better when taught by male teachers. While researchers don’t advocate single-sex education, this needs to be studied further.


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