Estonia will soon have 100% of publicly educated students learning to write code starting in first grade.
The crucial difference between their approach and how we approach tech and education in the US is that they're emphasizing the creative aspect (making stuff) while our initiatives mostly focus on consumption (using tech in the classroom). Our kids are learning to be consumers of tech, while the Estonians are learning to be developers.
My general admiration for Estonia and thoughts on tech education are topics for deeper posts in the future. But my brief Saturday morning reflection on this is that it's a great time to be a six-year old in Estonia, and the US needs to majorly up our game if we want to retain our reputation as a nation of builders and dreamers, and not just consumers. http://venturebeat.com/2012/09/04/estonia-code-academy/