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5 Myths of Coding in the Classroom

Posted on 5 of March, 2015 by Simon Gauvin

“At a time when people are saying “I want a good job – I got out of college and I couldn’t find one,” every single year in America there is a standing demand for 120,000 people who are training in computer science.” – President Bill Clinton

There’s been a lot of talk about coding recently and how teaching kids how to do it is as crucial to giving them a bright future as almost anything else our schools do.

Currently, less than 10 percent of schools in North America teach coding, while 90 percent of all industries depend on it. This means that over the next 5 years demand for coders will exceed the supply, sending over a million coding jobs overseas.