Kentucky considers letting computer-programming count as a foreign language

The Kentucky Senate just passed a law that will let students take computer programming classes to satisfy their foreign language requirements. Do you think that’s a good move? What this new law means is, rather than taking three years of Spanish or French or whatever, kids can choose to learn to code. 

Concerned that not enough is being done to help kids with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) subjects? Kentucky’s Senate has just passed a bill that would count computer-programming classes as foreign language credits. That way, if students wanted to learn to code in favor of, say, French or Spanish, they’d be able to count that study toward their high school graduation. Senate Bill 16 will now pass to the Kentucky State House, but it seems like the sort of sensible policy that we’d expect from the home of Bourbon.

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  • charles king

    I have a BS in Mgt Information Sys (Minor in Computer Science) I wish I had taken Coding instead of the French language which was a waste of my time. (Critical Thinking) is very important in the todays world, Monies and movement are happening at a fast rate it is necessary to have a computer type (Critical Thinking) reasoning program to keep up with fast moving events. I think the Kentucky Senate are making a good move, foreign languages is old school. Thank You are the magic words in my book. I Love Ya All. Check-out Webster’s Dict. Plutocracy VS Democracy Your VOTE is the one thing that can match MONIES so beware ! MR. C. E. KING