A short 6-minute NPR snippet explores this idea of should everyone learn to code? President Barack Obama and Eric Cantor are making a strong case of how it is the way to prepare our kids for the future. 

Some interesting quotes from the audio. Here is the full article.

Computers are going to be a big part of your future. Don’t just buy a new video game, make one. Don’t just download the latest app, help design it. Don’t just play on your phone, program it. – President Barack Obama

It will be something that everyone knows. Just like everyone knows how to read or write, it will be something taught in middle school or elementary schools over time. And so everyone will be familiar with the basics of it. – One Participant. 

Becoming literate in code is as essential to being literate in language and math. It is the only way for you to prepare for the future. Coding is the necessary tool of this century. – Eric Cantor, House Majority Leader.

If you would rather listen to the NPR audio, here it is.