Sumerian schools as training institutes for temple-state scribes

"The Sumerian school was known as edubba, "tablet house." Its original goal was what we would term "professional," that is, it was established for the purpose of training the scribes necessary to satisfy the economic and administrative needs of the land, primarily, of course, those of temple and palace."

Samuel Noah Kramer, The Sumerians: Their History, Culture, and Character, p. 230

(Citation for "Between the Rivers, Before the State.")