An autistic man, who was called “stupid” by a gym instructor, taught himself law and won a discrimination lawsuit against the gym.
PhD students display twice as many symptoms of psychiatric disorders such as depression than other people.
Couples who are more educated, have higher incomes, are less religious, and not subscribe to traditional gender roles or conventional roles are less likely to have children.
Homework was considered hugely controversial in the 1800s and early 1900s, when physicians crusaded against it, in 1901, California even banned homework for anyone under the age of 15.
When a millionaire Harris Rosen gave everyone in his Orlando neighborhood – Tangelo Park, free college education and free daycare, the crime rate was cut in half and high school graduation rate increased from 25% to 100%.
A school suspended 9-year-old boy for pretending to be Bilbo Baggins. He brought a toy ring and told a classmate that he would make him disappear. They considered the child’s action to be a threat, under the premise that no threat would be tolerated, whether real or imagined.
Devin Gaines earned 5 bachelor degrees with honors simultaneously at the University of Connecticut, averaging 24 credits a semester and 3 hours of sleep a night. He drowned in 2007 because he didn’t know how to swim.
Oklahoma’s 2016 Teacher of the Year moved to Texas in 2017 for a higher salary.
A high school in Nunavut, Canada takes students on fox trapping sessions, offers polar bear body parts for science class, and has events where students skin seal meat for elders.
In Japan, it takes up to 20 years of school to become a sushi chef, which is years longer than it takes to become a doctor.