[LMB] Women and education

Louann Miller domelouann at gmail.com
Sun Sep 12 15:28:33 BST 2021


On Sun, Sep 12, 2021 at 8:05 AM Peter Hews via Lois-Bujold <
lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> wrote:


> Universal basic education only came in because the new industrial
> employers needed workers who could read simple instructions and multiply
> quantities.  Before that, workers were better illiterate, reading gave them
> ideas above their station.
>

I thought that a major, and earlier, factor was that when Protestants
appeared they believed everyone should be able to read the Bible
themselves, even women.


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