03 November 2011

own way

Friedrichstraße, Berlin
Being a protestant, I should not comment this article, but I nevertheless find the following quote interesting and worth a little extra attention:
Not only did [Luther's] followers set out to establish church schools in every parish, but girls went there as well as boys, he says. "We looked into the records of school building in the German federal state of Brandenburg in the 16th century, and discovered that there were disproportionately more girls in school than boys. Protestantism, it seems, was an early driver of emancipation. At that time, remember, Catholic areas didn't even have any boys' schools.

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