Every individual in Austria has the right to an education, yet there are still great regional disparities within the Austrian school system. Education (in mountain farm communities) goes far beyond the mastering of learning techniques; it provides, at the same time, a comprehensive view and practical experience of the varied lifestyles encountered. These schools are considered important and indispensable institutions for the sustainment of local customs and traditions. Even up the first half of the 20th century, many mountain farm children had no, or only limited access to education, as it was necessary for them to work on the farm. Regional accessibility to education facilities, stand with family income, education level, parents' origin, number of siblings and the ability of the child, as pertinent social indicators. Although the path to education has been made a lot easier through technical, economical and above all media advancements, some access remains steep and difficult and can only be overcome with the support of well-organized community farm networks.