By September coding will be mandatory in British schools. What the hell, America? | PandoDaily
Geege Schuman stashed this in Education
Sounds like wishful thinking:
It may wind up being wishful thinking for Britain too. Although the government is pumping out PR on The Year of Code, the devil will be in the details. Teaching everyone to code sounds great in theory, but in actuality it will be tough to roll out.
The program has already been criticized left, right, and center, for everything from its Director’s dottiness to its lack of board diversity. Of the 23 people listed as being part of “Year of Code,” only three of them have a technical background. Also, despite the fact that the program is aimed at state education, there’s no school teachers, members from any public sectors, academics, or any computer science researchers mentioned on said advisor page.