Re: Educating the K-12 students first
There is a need for more data scientists. And the need will just increase as the world is generating more and more data as we speak.
You won't get more data scientists unless the kids who are today in their elemenatry school years find a real interest in mathematics, and statistical analysis.
Schools need better mathematics teachers who are passionate enough to teach mathematics in a real engaging, interesting, and fun way. Otherwise, forget you will get enough data scientists in the future.
This is why the ficus should be on elementary school kids.