Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Haverford prof: ‘Submissive students do not make good computer scientists’

The duck pond at Haverford College.

(Photo by Flickr user Pauline Rosenberg, used under a Creative Commons license)

Some charter schools are training children to be submissive, and that’s hurting our technologist pipeline.

That’s the assertion behind Haverford College professor (and ex-Google software engineer) Sorelle Friedler’s recent essay in The Billfold.

Submissive students do not make good computer scientists. We need problem solvers who think outside the box and move technology forward. We especially need such skills from outside our existing very white community to drive tech forward in a more inclusive, useful way.

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