Hopscotch, a remarkable platform for children to learn coding, has undoubtedly made a significant impact on young minds. However, to truly empower and inspire the next generation of coders, it is essential for Hopscotch to remove its pay-to-enter policy. By eliminating barriers to entry, Hopscotch will create an inclusive environment where every child, regardless of their financial background, can access and explore the wonders of coding. Let us advocate for a fair and equal opportunity, encouraging creativity and fostering a love for programming in all aspiring young minds. Together, we can unlock the immense potential within every child and pave the way towards a brighter, more equitable future in the world of technology. I have been here for many years, and this is truly unacceptable.
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When you first join you have to buy the subscription to post anything.
You can use your drafts, you just can’t post anything at all.
So technically, they CAN code, but they can’t properly interact with the community and get tips.
I understand, but you have to think about school. A school can’t enter a credit card for each kid that is in a STEM class. There are many alternative forms of income that I have seen explored from multiple companies. One of which is offering a specific license for schools that have specific feature tailored for that environment, while have personal users be able to use it for free and still offering the ability to pay for more features.
Now step into someone else’s shoes about this whole thing. Imagine that Hopscotch just removes your ability to post projects unless you pay. How would you feel? Many users on the forum dont understand what that may be like, (myself included since I still have an old account). Also think about how this affects collabs. No longer can you make collab accounts.
Ok I’ll call a nulligen on my part. There used to be a “Hopscotch Premium Educator Pack” that can be bought with the request. But it is really buried deep here is the only mention of it that I can find.
Maybe hopscotch could look into pushing it harder. Similar to how Github operates.