Agree:

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Steve Jobs co-Founder and former CEO of Apple

Everybody in this country should learn to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think
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Eric Cantor Vice Chair and Managing Director, Moelis; former US House Majority Leader

Becoming literate in code is as essential to being literate in language and math
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Drew Houston Founder/CEO of Dropbox

Even if kids want to become a race-car driver, or play baseball, or, you know, build a house -- all of these things have been turned upside down by software
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Mitchel Resnick Professor of Learning Research at MIT Media Lab

I think the reasons for learning to code are the same as the reasons for learning to write. When we learn to write, we are learning how to organize, express, and share ideas. And when we learn to code, we are learning how to organize, express, and share ideas in new ways, in a new medium.
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The Royal Society Fellowship of the world's most eminent scientists

Every child should have the opportunity to learn Computing at school, including exposure to Computer Science as a rigorous academic discipline.

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Jeff Atwood Co-founder of Stack Overflow and Discourse

Can you explain to me how Michael Bloomberg would be better at his day to day job of leading the largest city in the USA if he woke up one morning as a crack Java coder?
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