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Should all children should be taught to code in school?
Teaching coding to all students can reduce the
Coding is a well-paid job. The median salary for an individual programmer in the UK is
£30,000 a year
, compared to a median household income of
. But in a prestigious Silicon Valley company, software engineers can make well over
$100,000 a year:
the best-paid coders earn far more than any average salary.
If women had access to higher-paying jobs, a number of societal injustices could be redressed.
Tech is a very male-dominated field: women should be given the tools they need to break into it.
Just because women are taught relevant skills in schools does not mean they will be hired by tech firms.