“Just as the family is the only secure basis of the state, so is it the only safe basis of true education. If the mother will consider the many difficulties in the way of successful teaching in a large school and will then set against these in the balance the positive and unquestionable advantages of home instruction to the child she will be disposed to wonder why any child having a good home is sent to school before the age of ten…
Susanna Wesley taught her children at home, for twenty years carrying on this instruction daily, ‘not so much,’ she said, ‘to train their minds as to save their souls.'”
~Ella Frances Lynch, Educating the Child at Home 1914
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