Once, on Facebook I wrote:
I’m going to post this every fall to my friends with young children.
Code is the new literacy. IF you let them play with the iPhone or iPad but do not start making them make the games, you are dooming them to be a consumer. You are capping their career mobility. You are ensuring that the people who can code will be their masters for their entire life. You are setting them on a path of servitude and lower-wage in the same way you would if you promoted ESPN over arithmetic flash cards.
If your school does not have CS, rage today. If your child wants to “play” versus “make,” you must correct this.
Else your child will be naught but a dribble in someone else’s revenue stream tomorrow or worse: naught but a planned, measured, controlled serf in someone else’s empire.