There has been a lot of press lately about the need to teach computer programming or “coding’ is schools today. From “A Day of Code” to Code Academy to the potpourri of news stories and opportunities all extolling the virtues of “coding”. While not a new concept, there is even a resurgence of conversation about how learning a computer programming language can replace the requirement of learning a world language.
I am a fan of “coding” but feel that all of the conversation about coding really misses the point. We should really be discussing the idea that computer science is something everyone should now be exposed to at a basic level for literacy in today’s modern society.