[plt-scheme] Re: [plt-edu] Should computer programming be mandatory

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Thu Oct 16 17:02:13 EDT 2008

Yes, this is an old point and I got the impression that the people  
who studied this question with some 16,000 students thought of it --  

On Oct 16, 2008, at 2:54 AM, roger at stat.Berkeley.EDU wrote:

>> From the comments here it isn't clear
> how the two groups of students:
>    those who only took English
>    those who took "English plus Latin"
> were formed. If it was a matter of
> self selection, the students who
> choose to take Latin could be
> very different from the students
> who do not make the choice.
> That difference might be the
> reason for the better scores,
> not the activity of learning Latin.
> This is a very old point. If I missed
> it here, I apologize for the repetition.
> Roger Purves
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