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Re: Google chairman attacks UK's dumbed-down IT curriculum

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____/ bbgruff on Monday 29 Aug 2011 15:57 : \____

> On Monday 29 August 2011 15:32 Homer wrote:
>> Britain's talent wasted on Microsoft-esque training:
>> [quote]
>> Schmidt said the country that invented the computer was "throwing away
>> your great computer heritage" by failing to teach programming in
>> schools. "I was flabbergasted to learn that today computer science isn't
>> even taught as standard in UK schools," he said. "Your IT curriculum
>> focuses on teaching how to use software, but gives no insight into how
>> it's made."
>> [/quote]
>> http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/aug/26/eric-schmidt-chairman-google-education
> Yes, and *he* understands the situation, which is rather more-
> comprehensively described in the article that you linked to earlier today:-
> http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/aug/28/ict-changes-needed-national-curriculum

Notice how Schmidt avoids naming that "software".

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