Katherine Mangu-Ward: Kids Should Hack Their School-Provided iPads


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In recent weeks, Los Angeles distributed iPads to 50,000 students in the public school system as part of a pilot for a $1 billion citywide initiative. Kids quickly noted that they could bypass the district-installed security filter with two clicks, allowing them to access banned sites like YouTube and Facebook. Administrators are reprimanding the students, but Katherine Mangu-Ward believes we should encourage this kind of behavior.