I would love to take all of the unemployed machinists and turn them into teachers, bring that curriculum back into American high schools and pay for the equipment. It has been cut over the last generation.
Teaching computational thinking: Aside from simply teaching how programming works, we need to ensure that young people can understand the way that human concerns are translated into problems that computers can help solve. Like media literacy or general critical thinking skills, we should provide this information as a necessary part of teaching students to understand the systems that run the world around them. It’s essential that concerns like ethics and systemic biases be incorporated into any education about technology systems.