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This idea is actually brilliant. Read on for an explanation ...

It was mentioned previously that programming is not for the masses -- very true -- it's a distinct skill set enjoyed by a small minority of the population. When politicians talk about programming for all kids, the concept is ridiculous. But most ideas from politicians are (doesn't matter where, they're peas in a pod).

However, giving all children a chance to program enables the ones that will succeed to get that taste. Remove the expectation that all children should program -- presenting programming to all is a good idea. The ones that fit our mold will continue, the others will drop off and follow their own path.

JavaScript? I can't think of a better way to drive a child away from programming that JavaScript. Unless it's Java. Or C#. Or pretty much any modern language.

Ignoring the ridiculous complexity of "modern" languages and tools, if given visual tools children will focus on the visual aspects -- worry about the minutia of screen placement and appearance, not logic.

By using a basic language (pun intended) the student is focused on program logic and producing an expected result. That is the essence of programming -- not what looks pretty on the screen.

Teaching the children to think procedurally at first gets them into problem solving in a straightforward way. Teaching OO later on provides a more diverse skill set and opens their mind to the idea that multiple methodologies exist and each has its own place.

Yeah, this idea is brilliant.
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