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March 1, 2016 AT 12:00 pm

Should Computer-Coding Skills Be Counted as a Foreign Language in Schools? #makereducation

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Interesting read from The Atlantic on exactly where Coding fits into school curriculum requirements.

Spanish. French. German. Computer coding. Are they the same?

This question is at the center of a debate in Florida, where legislators are currently considering a bill that would require high schools to offer computer coding as a foreign-language credit.

The bill is sponsored by the former Yahoo executive and democratic state senator Jeremy Ring, who sees coding as its own unique language. But some argue the skill doesn’t offer the value of spoken-language training and might be a better fit for the STEM disciplines.

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