Should Learning How to Code Be Mandatory in the U.S.?

With International Programmer’s Day upon us, we take a look at the future of programming in America. Other countries have started making coding a mandatory part of the curriculum. With such high job demand, should the U.S. follow suit? Despite America’s role as an international technology powerhouse, filling jobs in programming and computer sciences remains a challenge across the country. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that at least one million programming jobs will go unfilled in America by 2020, and the White House estimates there are 545,000 unfilled IT jobs in the U. (Read more...)