Israel Moiseevich Gelfand was born into a Jewish family in the small southern Ukrainian town of Okny (now Krasniye Okny) in what was then the Russian Empire, on September 2 1913. Although he showed early brilliance in mathematics, he was expelled from school in his mid-teens and was unable to attend university as an undergraduate because his father, who operated a mill and had an assistant, was designated a capitalist.
That\’s the way to get rid of the privileged access to education that being middle class provides. Simply don\’t let them into university.
Wonder which Bennite sproglet will start proposing that here then?