To be fair to Stronza and Horseman, I agree that certain children should not be forced to sit in certain classes. For example, students should not be forced into advanced sciences unless they show a high degree of interest AND potential. Likewise, students who excel in science or math should not be forced into bullshit humanitarian courses. The Germans under Hitler believed strongly in early specialization and so do I.
But we are digressing. My point is that there was no such thing as ADHD in the 50's. There were nowhere near the problems with children not paying attention and hyperactivity in those days. And why is there no ADHD amongst the Amish? How do you explain these things?