September 15, 2016
Child smile on the map and the earth indicating programming

Latest trend: Elementary school programming classes for kids

Last September, just like every September before then, Australian education higher-ups announced a whole bunch of changes to the elementary school programs for younger kids. It wasn’t the normal spiel that starts with “update the textbooks to ones that were written after the world was round” and ends with “take away another hour of art in favor of more math.” No, this time, the change was different. “We’re cutting out history and geography in favor of programming and computer sciences.” Wait, what? Staying objective This is old news by the way; remember I said that this was announced last September. […]