Carson Huey-You at 14 will receive his degree in Physics at TCU. His 11-year-old brother Cannan will start classes in the fall and plans to major in astrophysics and engineering. He said he wants to one day be an astronaut.
The brothers are not the only out-of-the-box thinkers in this story. Their mentor, Dr. Magnus Rittby, a professor at TCU took the boys under his wings.
Rittby advises not to let age be the most important factor in education. "As I grow older, I want to tell people that age is not what people tend to think it is, and the same is for young people. I think you can take young people very seriously."
Rittby says he has striven to not put Huey-You in a cocoon where he only learns quantum mechanics and fails to develop as a human in other aspects.
"Just give him as many tools as possible to do good in the world," Rittby said. "His potential is enormous to be able to do things nobody else has done."
The secret according the boys' mother: "A lot of love and patience and understanding and commitment."
Is this "custom approach" the future of education? Whatdo you think?