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Ivanka Trump pens op-ed on kindergartners learning tech

Ivanka Trump, President Trump's daughter and one of his senior advisors, penned an op-ed on Wednesday arguing that technology and computer science education should begin for children at an early age.

"Given the high and increasing demand for workers with computing skills, it is imperative that all of our students, including women and minorities, have access to computer-science education," Trump wrote in The New York Post.

Trump noted that jobs in technology exist in numerous other areas from the medical field to the financial sector, and argued that technology education "must begin well before college or trade school."

"We will continue to focus on placing our citizens on a pathway to a job - starting with K-12 curricula, but also continuing through vocational, skill-based training and apprenticeship programs, including the re-training of displaced workers," she wrote.

During her time working in her father's administration, Trump has also pushed for paid family leave. In June she met with GOP senators on Capitol Hill to discuss the issue in addition to the Child Tax Credit.

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