Should coding be the “new foreign language” requirement?


Over the decades, students have been required to take a foreign language in high school for reasons that relate to expanding communication abilities, furthering global awareness, and enhancing perspective-taking, Edutopia reports. Recently, our home state of Texas passed legislation that enables computer science to fulfill the high school foreign language requirement. Coding (defined by BusinessDictionary.com as “the process of developing and implementing various sets of instructions to enable a computer to do a certain task”) is, after all, both a language and a foreign subject to many students — and much more…

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