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I'd make Raspberry Pi a required course. Not because a Pi is going to be practically useful; rather because of all the low level skills working with one teaches.

College students aren't taught command line and don't know enough to ask about it. The quality and experience of the instructors is the real problem.

My sons graduated from a state university in recent years. One is ChemE, and in his large dept about 5% of the instructors had any industry experience; all others had started "teaching" right after graduation. The quality of instruction and preparation for industry was abysmal.

The other son is PaperE, and in his small dept 100% of the instructors had industry experience, most more than 10 years. His preparation for the workforce was top notch and his instructors actually knew how to teach.

If colleges required even 2 years of industry experience before teaching, the landscape would change tremendously. But that won't happen, as those in power want to hire people just like themselves. Hiring people that actually know something practical is not an their agenda.
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