By Feux Follets
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follow Feux Follets 2017 Dec 7, 2:05am
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Over the past five years, the idea that computer programming – or “coding” – is the key to the future for both children and adults alike has become received wisdom in the United States.
However, the American history of these education initiatives shows that their primary beneficiaries aren’t necessarily students or workers, but rather the influential tech companies that promote the programs in the first place. The current campaign to teach American kids to code may be the latest example of tech companies using concerns about education to achieve their own goals. This raises some important questions about who stands to gain the most from the recent computer science push.
no point. outsourcing has killed stem, particularly programming. it's already too late.
AI is on the way?
the learn-to-code craze