[LMB] Women and education

Damien Sullivan phoenix at mindstalk.net
Sun Sep 12 17:33:43 BST 2021


On Sun, Sep 12, 2021 at 09:09:23AM -0700, Robert Woodward wrote:
> > 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.

Boston's first public school started in 1635.  A laws required the
teaching of literacy and some trade in 1642, fleshed out in subsequent
years.  Though free all-grade schools don't come until 1827.

The Aztecs are said to have had universal education of boys and girls.

-xx- Damien X-)


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