February 14, 2013 AT 11:50 pm

President Obama says Limor Fried’s suggestion – required high school coding classes “makes sense”

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Obama endorses required high school coding classes.

President Obama says he wouldn’t mind seeing a curriculum requirement for American high school students to learn a programming language.

“I think it makes sense, I really do,” was his response to the idea posed in a live Google+ Hangout earlier today. “I want to make sure that (young people) know how to produce stuff using computers and not just consume stuff.”

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