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Computer literacy: Education’s fourth ‘R’

By staff and wire services reports
November 15th, 2013

Something unusual is happening at a website called code.org, the Deseret News reports. There, former President Bill Clinton, Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates and the rapper known as will.i.am stand together in perfect agreement about just one thing: more students should learn to code. As in learning to tell computers what to do through computer programming. Rubio likes the idea because computer programmers are in great demand and earn attractive salaries. Gates says “learning to write programs stretches your mind and helps you think better, creates a way of thinking about things that I think is helpful in all domains.”

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