The ancient Sumerians believed in education. Record
keeping was very important to them. They wrote everything down. They
wanted their sons to learn how to read and write. Their written language
was called cuneiform.
Schools were attached to temples. Only boys went to
Teachers were very strict. Students had to do a
perfect job, or they were punished (usually whipped.)
In spite of the punishment they quite often
received, most students wanted to go to school anyway. Someone who could
read and write could always find a good job.
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