Obama: Let's give more kids the opportunity to make games
"And there are a whole bunch of young people out there I suspect who, if in high school are given the opportunity to figure out 'here's how you can design your own games', but it requires you to know math, and it requires you to know science, or 'here's what a career in graphic design looks like' - we're going to start setting those programs in our high schools, not waiting to go to community college."http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/186830/Obama_Lets_give_more_kids_the_opportunity_to_make_games.php#.USKRIaLnbIX
I'm digging this trend of politicians and educators realizing the benefits of making basic programming skills (logic, conditional statements, stepping through a problem) a part of the core education experience.
What are your thoughts? More importantly, are schools in your area offering this type of curriculum?