Our most dazzling self-taught students may find college admission difficult

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Question: How did the famous comedy duo of Mike Nichols and Elaine May get together?

Answer: They were brilliant teens who read everything but disdained academic requirements. Both went to the University of Chicago because they were told it was the only top college willing to admit students such as Nichols, who hadn’t taken the SAT, or May, who had no high school diploma.Jay Mathews is an education columnist for The Washington Post, his employer for nearly 50 years. He created the annual Challenge Index rankings of high schools and has written nine books.