As the father of eleven and nine year-old boys, I can attest that so far, despite a massive investment on the part of their school in computer equipment, their computer education has consisted mostly of “play this math game” and “don’t be victimized by cyber-perverts”.
plan to develop, manufacture and distribute an ultra-low-cost computer, for use in teaching computer programming to children
I do not know how many teachers of 9 & 11 year olds are capable of teaching programming (Scratch maybe) but it is an interesting idea as is the.
Not much info at Raspberry Pi Foundation yet. I am intrigued that it is a UK based charity but quotes US $.