Monday, September 3, 2012

Back to School

Today starts the new school year! The origins of the Austrian public school system go back to the Josephinium era when the government started to view education as political concern instead of leaving it to the Church and the individual municipalities. In 1775 Empress Maria Theresia established the compulsory education for boys and girls from age 6 to age 12. By now school attendance is compulsory for children from age 6 to age 15.

1 comment:

  1. It's the back-to-school period here as well and the only ones smiling are the parents!