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WSJ Op-Ed: Students Lacking in Computer Programming Skills

·By civilbeat

American education just isn’t getting it right. 

That’s according to Kirk McDonald, a Manhattan ad tech company president, who in a Wall Street Journal op-ed today argued that recent graduates aren’t equipped with the computer science skills necessary in today’s world.

The op-ed is written as a letter to college graduates and regrets that “cool, rapidly growing” tech companies such as his probably won’t hire them. 

This isn’t because I don’t have positions that need filling. On the contrary, I’m constantly searching for talented new employees, and if someone with the right skills walked into