Aug 302014
 August 30, 2014  Business, Misc

Nick Morrison reports:

One of the founders of an after-school club that paved the way for the introduction of coding to the national curriculum has quit in a row over student privacy.

Code Club was set up in 2012 to teach programming skills to primary pupils and its volunteers now work in more than 2,000 schools nationwide. It has also expanded into Australia, New Zealand, Brazil and the Netherlands, among other countries.

But last night co-founder Linda Sandvik announced she has resigned from the organisation after she refused to be gagged from criticising its sponsors, which include tech giant Google.

Ms Sandvik, a web designer, said she had been given an ultimatum by Code Club’s board that she had to stop making negative remarks about its sponsors or resign. “After careful consideration, I have handed in my resignation,” she said in a resignation statement posted online.

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