Education: Something for the President

A less curious lad might have let himself go to intellectual seed on a diet of comic books and TV westerns. But when seven-year-old Bruce Frankel of Interlaken, N.J. was kept home from school last fall with a kidney infection, he took to watching television quiz shows. One day he announced: "Presidents are my category." He began reading up on the men of the White House, with all the enthusiasm of a young Harry Truman.

Soon he could not only reel off the names of the Presidents in order and without a slip, but he...

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