Graph of the Day for December 16, 2009

"In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards."  Mark Twain

"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."  Aristotle

Source: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005.  (ACT apparently stopped reporting separate homeschool results starting in 2006.)

Hoven's Index for December 16, 2009

Age at last year of formal education:

Louisa May Alcott:  0 (home schooled).

Agatha Christie:  0 (home schooled).

Andrew Johnson (17th President):  0 (never attended).

Ben Franklin:  10.

Alexander Pope:  12.

Carl Sandberg:  13.

Martin Van Buren (8th President):  13.

Horace Greeley:  14.

Henry Ford:  15.

Louis L'Amour:  15.

Source:  Autodidact

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