Sure, just like when they teached automotive repair in high school, every student left repairing their own cars!
And when they teached shop in middle school, every student left being able to build their own houses! Magnificent!
Just because something is force-taught to kids, does not mean the majority will pick it up after school. The vast majority will take their C+ or B-, move onto the next class, and forget everything they learned before the year is even over.
I agree that giving the kids the option to learn coding as part of school would be a step forward. So would bringing back shop and art class. But please let's not live in a dreamworld where every kid LOVES coding - it isn't going to happen.