Linked by David Adams on Sun 8th May 2011 04:15 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Well-known game developer David Braben is a little bit fed up with the state of computer science education these days, which seems to have shifted away from learning programming to some sort of computer-oriented "life skills" class. As the father of eleven and nine year-old boys, I can attest that so far, despite a massive investment on the part of their school in computer equipment, their computer education has consisted mostly of "play this math game" and "don't be victimized by cyber-perverts." Braben's idea to stem this tide: a very, very cheap computer that students can learn to program on.
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RE: It gets worse...
by phoenix on Mon 9th May 2011 03:47 UTC in reply to "It gets worse..."
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All of that is a waste of time for what school is suppose to be ( preparation for survival in the U.S. & global economy ).

That attitude right there is what is wrong with the current education system. School should not be about pumping out workers. School should be about learning how to learn, such that you never stop learning, and never stop growing.

The K-12 education system should not be about pumping out office drones, trades drones, consumer drones. Period!

But the stated goal of k-12 education in the U.S. is preparation for college. Seriously.

And, the problem with that is ... ?

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