I guess my main point being it’s absolutely positive, so now we’re just debating the minutia on cost effectiveness. Maybe it’s not overly cost effective to the actual cost. I love that it gets kids excited and interested in tech at a young age, which can/does springboard their interests for years to come.
Luckily, the wealthier suburbs of the world have funding in spades, so that’s not really anywhere near the same issue. And my daughter’s school transitioned to chromebooks years ago, which are hilariously cheaper than the macs that the majority of schools used to go with.
I’m also guessing I’ll struggle to find the kid who crushes that python project but somehow can’t handle 5th grade math.
Insert same statement about biology, chemistry, various history classes, calculus, geometry, various activities in PE.
I’d say pound for pound your average American is better off having a rudimentary knowledge of how code works, or how electricity travels from point A to point B, than any 3 of the classes above.