Here Come the Microkids

COVER STORY

By bits and bytes, the new generation spearheads an electronic revolution

The day is officially over at Benjamin Franklin Junior High School in Ridgewood, N.J., but a handful of students are still hard at work. They are "Muller's disciples," followers of a popular math teacher named Bob Muller, 30, who heads Benjamin Franklin's computer program. Oblivious to the clang of the last class bell, the disciples are hunched over their desktop computers, while long reams of paper clatter out of printers and green phosphorescent TV screens dance with ciphers and letters.

George Mamunes, 14, a gangling...

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