• I believe it would be much better for everyone if children were given their start in education at home. No one understands a child as well as his mother, and children are so different that they need individual training and study. A teacher with a roomful of pupils cannot do this. At home, too, they are in their mothers care. She can keep them from learning immoral things from other children.

    Laura Ingalls Wilder, Stephen W. Hines (2008). “Laura Ingalls Wilder, farm journalist: writings from the Ozarks”, University of Missouri