The Real Story Behind “A Beautiful Mind”

Traditional Schooling Isn’t Enough

John and Russell Crowe

Margaret and John Sr. quickly noted that their son wasn’t being challenged enough in school. Taking every opportunity to supplement his learning, they provided John with extra books. By the time he was finishing high school, they had arranged for him to participate in advanced mathematics courses at a local community college. His push for excellency landed him a place at the Carnegie Institute of Technology. While his parents couldn’t afford the tuition, he won a full scholarship through the George Washington Scholarship. John’s hard work was paying off, but his eccentric attitude was causing problems.