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The true story of the light bulb genius inventor’s home reading education

Reading Education of Thomas EdisonTo my surprise Thomas Edison the inventor of the light bulb had very little formal education. As a child he attended school only for a few months and most of his education he gained by his mother and his own merit.

When reading the United States Library of Congress biography of Edison, I saw there was an incident in which he was labeled “addled” by a school administrator. This event led his mother to remove him from school. After that he was famously homeschooled and taught reading, writing, and arithmetic by his mother, a teacher by training. He was always a very curious child and taught himself much by reading on his own.

On November 29, 1907 a literary journal called Continue reading The true story of the light bulb genius inventor’s home reading education