The decline in computer science graduates might be creating an opportunity for code-literate school technology personnel—at least for those who can be enticed by bonuses, stock options, and $70,000 starting salaries.

While the number of toddlers who can turn on the household computer continues to soar, the number of computer-science graduates has suffered a surprising drop, from about 48,000 graduates in 1984 to an estimated 26,000 this year.

According to a recent Business Week report, techies in a market desperate for programmers are pulling in the salaries and driving the

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