thomas edison, homeschooler

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It is Thomas Edison's birthday today.  From Wikipedia:
 In school, the young Edison's mind often wandered, and his teacher, the Reverend Engle, was overheard calling him "addled". This ended Edison's three months of official schooling. Edison recalled later, "My mother was the making of me. She was so true, so sure of me; and I felt I had something to live for, someone I must not disappoint." His mother homeschooled him.[4] Much of his education came from reading R.G. Parker's School of Natural Philosophy and The Cooper Union.
More about Edison and video and review of Edison: Invention of the Movies at BrainPickings
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