Skip to comments.Nanny of the Month: Computer-coding camps “problem children” to California
Posted on 03/03/2014 1:44:10 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Reason TV has its new Nanny of the Month feature out today, celebrating the antics of busybodies in the month of February. Once again the competition is fierce, but Ted Balaker gives it to the state of California by a nose for shutting down boot camps that teach teens to become programmers:
At learn-to-code bootcamps, students spend about 10 weeks and around 15 grand on programs that often lead to good-paying tech jobs. And thats something the State of California refuses to tolerate.
Never mind that the Golden States unemployment rate is the nations fifth highest, the real problem is that boot camps dont have state licenses, so says the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education, which recently doled out a bunch of cease and desist letters to the problem children (and yes, thats how the BPPEs Russ Heimerich refers to boot camp operators).
Maybe the problem children should follow the university model: jack up tuition and fail to prepare students for the job market. Then California might stop busting coding boot camps, and start subsidizing them instead.
In this case, though, I think Id choose Columbia, South Carolina for its attempts to block private charitable efforts at feeding the poor and hungry. Businesses have to comply with certification requirements, even when theyre arguably intrusive and burdensome, or get the state to change its policies. Apart from the problem children comment, the BPPE seems to suggest that the agency will treat the issue with a light hand while the schools come into compliance. As nanny-state intrusions go, thats not too bad.
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Kazakhstans' ban on lace panties
Columbia, SC imposition of fees and delays for feeding the homeless
California treating programming boot camps as "problem children"
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It’s simple. Bloated universities don’t want the competition.
Depriving young Japanese American children of their God-given right to spend 10 weeks in “Cram School” is akin to taking away our right to keep and bear arms.
This would be a freedom of association issue, especially if it’s charity and not commercial.
There’s a minimum standard you want met where a corporation, LLC or non-profit takes In Loci Parenti responsibility of minors.
Food Safety Certification for the kitchen and mess hall.
Water and Plumbing system up to code.
A registered nurse with qualifications on staff or at least on call.
Liability insurance policy.
Certified that the facility isn’t covered in lead paint and asbestos.
working fire alarms and sprinkler systems. A fire drill system in place.
Licensed and insured bus drivers and/or bussing company,
Please show me where the student’s ethnicity is mentioned in the article.
There was an “implied sarc” tag... but then again... 1) California, 2) high tech school... 3) teen aged kids.
Not hard to figure out.
There are far more blacks and Latinos in California than Japanese, as I’m sure you know.