chapter  5
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Even before there was a women’s movement, women had begun to plead for and demand education (Wollstonecraft 1975). In fact, in the United States, early efforts to educate women became a foundation for the first organization that met at Seneca Falls (Flexner 1975; Kraditor 1968). Since then, articulate American women have continued to claim equal rights to education. This issue has remained so important partly because the ideas about the purpose of education for women have continued to change.