"Programming as a compulsory school subject is the wrong way to go"
It’s suddenly become very popular to talk about whether programming should be a compulsory subject in primary schools in Sweden. The site "Framtidens språk” which mostly seems to be a marketing campaign from the Academedia – owned "IT-gymnasiet, " writes that Sweden risks falling behind if programming is not introduced for all children in primary school and invites visitors to e-mail Education Minister Jan Björklund. At first glance this seems very commendable and unquestionably correct. Clearly our kids need to learn to program in school – it's the future! But I strongly disagree.