To 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