Estonia is creating a tech army of code-writing first graders9/5/2012
China is no longer the only country you have to worry about taking over the world. In Estonia, they have announced a new program called ProgreTiiger that will teach 100 percent of their first graders in public schools how to write computer code. Yes, six and seven-year-olds learning to write complex algorithms so that presumably, by the time they graduate at around age 16, they'll be full-sized tech-savants who speak robotics and are prepared for, uh, total world domination? The U.S.' education system, by contrast, has been called "woefully behind" in computer science, where roughly two thirds of the country have few or no education standards in place for the discipline. [Source]
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