VentureBeat – Why It's Our Civic Duty to Stand Up for Coding Bootcamps

VentureBeatThe BPPE (Bureau of Private Postsecondary Education) recently sent seven cease and desist letters to learn-to-code academies, including Hackbright Academy, Hack Reactor, App Academy, and others. These letters have threatened the organizations with fines and closure if they don’t comply with BPPE policies and oversight.

This controversy between the BPPE and the emerging category of crash courses in technology raises an important issue for California’s tech community. Do we allow our government to drive our businesses, or should the opposite be true? Can we reach a consensus and drive forward coordinated action? Alternatively, is consensus necessary? Or (true to form) do we debate this issue to death and yet do nothing, leaving us as disempowered as we started?

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