Raising Social Hacktivists

A few weeks ago I came across an interesting article in Slate – Hack Away, Kid by Joe Gervais. In the article, he recounted the period during his teenage years when a few attentive educators were able to see his gift (dexterity with computer programming languages), even though he was using that gift in a disruptive manner (creating malware on the school’s computers). Gervais stands up for students who are not content to sit quietly, color between the lines, and blindly follow all of the rules the adults in their lives have given.

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