“Do you speak German or code?”
That question, above, is not science fiction. This fall, more states will consider allowing students to fill foreign language requirements with coding.
Critics say US students are already behind the rest of the world, which has been multilingual for years. Proponents say that soon, our students won’t only be behind in spoken languages, but also the language of the tech world.
Coding was one of the most popular subjects at STEM-driven camps and workshops during the past couple months; we’ll see what happens in schools this fall.