Over the last couple of weeks, there has been some chatter around the internet about teaching kids to code. In the U.S., Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is not only pushing this initiative, he’s teaching (or learning with) his kids how to code. Coding is supposed to be very important, up there with math or reading. We really need to know how students are doing, and if teachers are teaching the material well, right?
Obviously, there is one obvious outcome: high-stakes testing to determine if kids are learning to code, amirite?
Such a stinker, we are….