Teen with shaky knowledge beats system through online school course credits
Sage Ryan, who turned 15 the other day, is no super genius. He avoids math when he can, yet he's just entered UC Berkeley - as a junior.
"I'm not Doogie Howser. I do believe any kid can do this," said Ryan, a sandy-haired boy about 5-foot-4 who moved into a meat-free student co-op but will go home to San Francisco most weekends.
UC Berkeley has had its share of kid geniuses. Most come to the top-ranked university as freshmen, including a 12-year-old...