Shouldn't the kids in our nation's most competitive magnets (ages 14-18) use the latest technology to disrupt norms? Haven't they a social duty that other kids don't?
When the Stuyvesant cheating scandal broke out last year, the aim to *just* cheat was the distasteful bit. Barring a case of lazy reporting, the offenders had neglected to invent a cleverer, more ground-breaking, tongue-in-cheek way than texting to comment upon the broken system.
Systems mature as people figure them out time and again. Pranks on and tweaks of the bleeding edge technological environment and outsmarting the faculty used to be celebrated and even encouraged as a sort of arch entertainment, as long as the aim was commentary and not personal gain. Is that wrong?