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Who Benefits When Schools Push Coding?

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. The aim of making  computer science  a “ new basic ” skill for all Americans has driven the formation of dozens of  nonprofit   organizations ,  coding   schools,  and  policy programs . As the third annual  Computer Science Education Week  begins, it is worth taking a closer look at this recent coding craze. The Obama administration’s “ Computer Science For All ” initiative and the  Trump administration’s new effort  are both based on the idea that computer programming is not only a fun and exciting activity, but a necessary skill for the jobs of the future

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Who Benefits When Schools Push Coding?

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