Should everyone learn to code?

Grace Hopper led the team that developed the UNIVAC, the first commercial computer. Smithsonian Institution

The U.S. will add 1.2 million new computer-science-related jobs by 2022, the The Department of Labor estimates. Yet, “we’re graduating proportionately fewer computer science majors than we did in the 1980s, and the number of students signing up for Advanced Placement computer science has flatlined,” writes Tasneem Raja in Mother Jones.

“There’s a whole host of complicated reasons why,” Raja adds, “from boring curricula to a lack of qualified teachers to the fact that in most states computer science doesn’t count toward graduation requirements. But should we worry?”

Lauren Orsini at readwrite says programming is the core skill of the 21st Century.

Today’s Question: Should everyone learn to code?