27. Franklin Only Received Two Years Of Formal Education
Benjamin Franklin grew up in a time where formal education was not a guarantee and Franklin was no exception. His father, Josiah, did not believe that his children needed a formal education as he felt that learning a trade would help his children succeed more. However, this did not mean that Franklin did not receive any formal training. At eight years old, Franklin attended the South Grammar School and then went on to George Brownell’s English School. When Franklin was ten years old, his father pulled him out of school to become an apprentice.