“An eighth grader in McPherson, Kan., joined a classroom walkout in January. In the nearby town of Wellington, high schoolers staged a sit-in. Their parents organized in living rooms, at churches and in the back of machine repair shops. They showed up en masse to school board meetings. In neighborhoods with no political yard signs, homemade signs with dark red slash marks suddenly popped up.” What invaded Kansas and was met with such revulsion that it drove both sit-ins and walkouts? Software. Specifically, educational software developed by Facebook engineers and funded by Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan. The NYT’s Nellie Bowles: Silicon Valley Came to Kansas Schools. That Started a Rebellion. The big question is whether the problem is software, or this software.