[LMB] Women and education

Robert Woodward Robert_A_Woodward at comcast.net
Sun Sep 12 17:09:23 BST 2021



> On Sep 12, 2021, at 7:28 AM, Louann Miller <domelouann at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> 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.

The Land Ordinance of 1785 included provisions for local schools in the standard township description.


"We have advanced to new and surprising levels of bafflement."
Imperial Auditor Miles Vorkosigan describes progress in _Komarr_.
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