Google’s Eric Schmidt criticises education in the UK

I haven’t posted for a while.  I’ve been busy on a new project but I thought this article too important to avoid posting.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14683133

 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.”

Here is the full lecture:

http://live.mgeitf.co.uk/eventVideos/1130968839001

His comments about education are about 43 minutes into it.

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