“I think everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer because it teaches you how to think,” said Steve Jobs.
Code.org is launching a campaign to persuade schools to offer computer programming: Nine out of 10 high schools do not.
Less than 2.4 percent of college graduates earn a degree in computer science, fewer than 10 years ago, despite rising demand for programming skills, according to the nonprofit group.
Code’s site includes links to online apps and programs that teach programming. Some are geared to young children.
Should kids learn programming, as they might study a foreign language, to develop thinking skills?
Coding isn’t just for boys – but sometimes it seems that way – reports the New York Times.