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Coding: The New Cornerstone of Education?


New legislation could pave the way for coding to have a permanent place in the classroom. But should it be considered a language or categorized with the sciences?

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http://futurism.com/teaching-kids-code/

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”Reading, math and ... Javascript? Coding is now mandatory in English schools” (9/25/2014)http://www.pri.org/stories/2014-09-25/reading-math-and-javascript-coding-now-mandatory-english-schools

Coding being mandatory doesn't seem like a great idea. 

The best coders really love what they do. 

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Funny that a person could major in nanotechnology. What's to learn right now?

Teaching prisoners how to code:

"In California, we spend more on prisons than on higher education. If we could reduce recidivism by just 5 percent, we could save billions of dollars over the next ten years."spend more on prisons than on higher education. If we could reduce recidivism by just 5 percent, we could save billions of dollars over the next ten years."

"None of our graduates have gone back to jail."

Read more:

http://ideas.ted.com/why-im-teaching-prisoners-to-code/

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