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No. I'd assume it's sung from the point of view of a man who never had a formal education.
Erm. no. A mental disability would be a specific disability that affects your capacity to learn. The lack of formal education is not having had the opportunity.
I wondered if it was a joke but it didn't seem funny enough to be one.
but, while we're here:
The answer's clearly "no". Bob Thiele gave interviews about how and why he wrote the song so it's not some new controversial area for debate. Just a theory that's wrong.
but I preferred the early, funny stuff.
that makes me want to commit mass murder