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Discussion on: Should programming be taught in schools?

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Reece Coombes Author

This is all very true. It's a hard balance to strike, but I think these topics need to be higher up the chain than they have been.

Perhaps incorporating logic into maths, and algorithms as a cross-curricular topic is the best way to do this.

On your last point, I think that's why you need more options for diversification in secondary education (12 years +), so you can learn the skills and ideas most important to you, whether you're technical, academic, creative or anything else.

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Dave Jacoby

I think I'm maybe 80% with you. I don't think that high-school students have an accurate view of what they'll do with their life – I know I didn't – and I don't think that high schools have the resources to diversify that much.

But I like it as a goal.