The only person to ever create 3 companies to go public on the New York stock exchange was a trucker who only got into it because his family could not afford to send him to college. He ended up creating the entire shipping container industry, as well as the ships that carry them.
In 2002 (14 year old school drop out) William Kamkwamba built a solar powered water pump that, for the 1st time ever, supplied drinkable water to his village. Unable to afford school tuition, he taught himself to do this by reading library books.
Because David Letterman was a C student at Ball State, he now funds a creative telecommunications scholarship that does not take grades into account.
The Medical Students’ Disease is a diagnosis common among medical students who think they have the diseases that they’re studying.
Even though Calculus is often taught starting only at the college level, mathematicians have shown that it can be taught to kids as young as 5, suggesting that it should be taught not just to those who pursue higher education, but rather to literally everyone in society.
In 1958, Dr. David Briggs claimed that hypnotizing his students increased their academic performance by up to 15 percent.
Michael Nicholson, a man from Michigan, has one bachelor’s degree, two associate’s degrees, 22 master’s degrees, three specialist degrees and one doctoral degree, making him the most credentialed person in history.
Greenland has a university, with 14 staff and 150 students. It is so small because the Government pays for students to have a free university education anywhere in Europe or North America.
ETS, a “non-profit” organisation, has a monopoly over graduate testing, pays its CEO more than a million dollars a year, has 36 Senior VPs or VPs earning $400,000+ a year, made $7,000,000 in profits in 2009, and maintains a 360 acre campus with swimming pools, heliports and hotels.
Quality of US teachers was so poor in 2001 that the average teacher only scored better than 42% of students. By 2008, it was only up to 50%. This was done by requiring qualifications such as actually having degrees in whatever they are teaching.