Hacking School Computers: Cause For Celebration, Not Concern

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Penn Manor is one of the few school districts using free and open source software, instead of expensive commercial products, on the laptops its high school students use at home and at school. In a Lancaster TEDx talk, IT Director Charlie Reisinger makes an impassioned plea for educators to trust students to experiment and tinker with the code running their computers. Reisinger believes students have the ability to be creators and the right to see "what's under the hood."