Should every school class be a computer coding class?

Should every school class be a computer coding class?

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John John an hour ago

definitely yes since information can be easily captured

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Healy10 Healy10 2 hours ago

I can see the pluses here, but I guess I'm old fashioned in which I think it's not as essential as, say, learning Earth Science, anatomy and biology first. It would be interesting to see it be put up as a math course though, that way the students are learning math with something so they feel like they are gaining a useful skill. Besides that: making elementary school kids more comfortable with a computer, more computer science courses and clubs that allow students to learn how to program and code on their own time. Plus creating a technical course system that would allow a student to graduate high school with a coding certificate would help. Maybe creating a program that focuses heavily on computer science skills while still having the basic general education courses.

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CGeri CGeri 2 hours ago

This is unfortunately the direction education is heading, and is why we've chosen to homeschool our kids...

I have an interest in computers, and grew up interested in programming, but at the same time they have overtaken our lives in a way that I feel isn't healthy. I plan to teach some programming to both our son and daughters as a side-interest, starting with LOGO and moving on to more advanced languages. Perhaps I'll even teach it formally as a subject for a year or two. But to incorporate it into every discipline is absolute overkill, and will distract from the core content of those other disciplines.

Education is becoming more and more about simply equipping kids for the workforce, and less and less about giving a broad-based education that teaches kids how to think, learn and better appreciate the sciences and arts. And the fruits of that won't be pleasant.

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clemans clemans 4 days ago
thank you MoJo for doing this story and for keeping the issue in the public's view
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Thomas Hall Thomas Hall 2 days ago

These are the horror stories of guns.the police can't even protect the people no more.i been in many situtions where I needed a gun and did not have where a civilian could have saved a life .the libral laws in my state make it almost impossible to obtain a gun or even a bebe gun. It don't matter now for me because I am trained and able to own and protect myself because of the second amendment my constitutional rights..to people who read this who are victims of gun violence I am truly sorry for your loss. As I have lost family and friends to it.but taking guns away from law abiding citizens will hurt our country .i am not a gun nut I am a american .if you don't believe me ask the people of Australia the gun ban is crippling it's good people to criminals and they are spreading he word Don't let the gov take your guns .now the criminals know no one owns a gun and house invasions are tripled ..if we can't even protect our borders what makes you think we can get the guns out of the criminals hands...

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Hans J Wiegert Hans J Wiegert 2 days ago

So if Guns Kill People, Pencils Missspell Words, Cars Drive Drunk, and Spoons Make People Fat

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developertest01 developertest01 2 days ago

Sometimes it does not help the gun control lobby when they
are ill informed. For instance " a bill to legalize silencers". Lets
take a step back and talk about what a "Silencer" really is. It is
not the long tubular device you see on television, that makes firearms sound
like a blowgun with a minuscule (thup). In actuality, they are safety devices.
They do not silence a firearm discharge, they reduce the decibels to
non-harmful, or lessen the harmfulness of the sound when firearms are discharged.
These people claim, they do not
have a problem with self defense, so for the purpose of discussion, I will take
them at their word. Discharging a firearm in a car, or in a small room in a
house (especially with tile floors), could cause permanent hearing
loss/impairment at the decibel level many common firearms emit.

There is serious dis-ingenuousness when the term "Gun
Safety" is thrown around by these folks, and they turn around and try to enact legislation to make guns more dangerous.