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Why do schools (or most schools) teach Java as the intro language? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why do we study Java at university? This is a question I've wondered a lot as a young developer that just graduated from college. Why do schools teach Java in-depth vs ...
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How long should someone take classes in a language they don't plan to work professionally in?

I was late in my signing up for classes at the start of last term, so I signed up for the only programming class I could find C++. After doing well in that class I was allowed into intermediate C#, ...
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Why Java as a First Language? [closed]

Why is Java so popular as a first language to teach beginners? To me it seems like a terrible choice: It's statically typed. Static typing isn't useful unless you care a lot about either ...