Is Code School the New High School?

Learning to Code, 2016

Once upon a time, in the days of Napster free music downloading, and the huge controversy and debate that engendered, about digital rights and intellectual property, around then, I was invited to teach a code school set up by the police department in Hillsboro, Oregon, in the heart of the Silicon Forest. Why?

The police were frustrated as their new role was to come in to the public schools and lecture…