Jan 20, 2010 7:20 PM GMT
Dr Boyce Watkins of BlackVoices.comAt thirteen years of age, Stephen Stafford is causing quite a stir at Morehouse College. Stafford has a triple major in pre-med, math and computer science. Though he loves playing video games and playing his drum set, he is no typical teenager.The article has a very strong black slant (as expected), but the article raises some questions.
>> Is his kind of academic excellence unique or is it something we could all have attained? Is it something that education systems aren't able to cultivate?
>> Is college at 13 years old too much too soon? I wonder how he interacts with people his age -- given he has interests outside of academics, I'd like to assume academics don't consume him.
>> How can he manage to triple major in several subjects? (unless he's planning to be there until he's 18, lol)
>> What could we learn from homeschooling that could be applied in the classroom.
>> And most importantly -- What happened with him between years 0 and 11, I wanna know, lol.
What do you guys think??