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.
To prevent cheating during university entrance exams Uzbekistan shuts off the entire country’s internet for five hours on exam day.
The youngest doctor in the history of the USA graduated medical school at age 17.
Chung Ju-yung, the founder of Hyundai, originally wanted to become a school teacher, but his family’s dire financial situation made him unable to get higher education. Instead, he ran away from his family to Seoul, where he started a construction company, Hyundai, in 1947.
A father of five worked 23 years as a custodian for Boston College so all of his children could attend the university for free. They all graduated and together saved nearly $700,000 in tuition.
A kid that made a bet with his parents that if he turned 18 and was a millionaire, they wouldn’t force him to go to college. He first invested in Bitcoin at the age of 12 and now holds investments worth over $1 million. He says he won’t be attending college.
A teacher in South Carolina started a ‘Gentleman’s Club’ for more than 60 at-risk children to teach them important life lessons and social skills and support them so that they would grow up to become successful adults. He even provides donated jackets and ties to students who cannot afford them.
In Oklahoma, it can take a teacher, with a degree, 11 years to reach QuikTrip’s starting salary for full-time employees with just a high school diploma.