Public School vs. Home Schooling
The modern debate about the issues surrounding the validity of both public education and home school programs are as diverse as those students served by both systems. For the most part in the United States more people educate their children within a standard public education environment. Secondary to those people who send their children to public schools are those who send their children to private schools, both parochial and non-parochial, in foundation. Third in number but not necessarily in voice is the thousands upon thousands of families who chose to focus their lives in such a way that they and their children learn together within a home school setting. Though for the purposes of brevity the main debate in this paper will simply be between home schooling and public school education.
This work will focus on both the pros and cons of home schooling and public compulsory education. Both a qualitative and quantitative approach will be taken. (Benz & Newman 1998 pages 109-118) Some of the main points of contention between home school advocates and public school advocates are related to socialization, cultural and moral issues, curricular issues, individualized learning issues, and of coarse focused and class size and school safety concerns. (Brezinka & Stuart 1994 pages 1-102) (Greenspan 1994 pages xvi-xviii) The research hypothesis of this work is that the development of diversity, of curriculum, socio-cultural offerings and individualized learning that can only be found within the school setting is integral to the education of all students. Questions that will be asked include: Does a home school setting offer enough curricular diversity? Does a home school setting offer enough socio-cultural diversity? Also, the paper will address the possible answers to these questions in association with the attempts being made by both home school advocates and public school educators and administrators to address all of the above concerns.
Choosing the type of education your child will utilize is a very personal decision and is often debated on a philosophical, psychological and sadly even on an economic level. (Zellman1998 pp. 370-308). Because the decision is so personal and the perceived risks, sacrifices and rewards are so large many people both before and after the fact build very strong and vocal cases for the decision they have or will make for their child. In some cases this very vocal and powerful case for one or the other system can be seen as a demonstration that the other choices are less valid and/or less beneficial to the child. The collective debate often leaves a reader assessing the situation as if it is simply each party defending its choice from possible criticism. For this reason it will be helpful to take some of the main arguments both for and against both public school education and home schooling curriculums and analyze them with as unbiased a stand as possible.
Chapter 2 Review of Literature
Debate about the proper education and development of children has been raging for nearly as long as “childhood” has been an accepted as a separate stage of life. In the early years of this designated position, at least in literature the debate about children’s education often centered around the debated best and worst traits of the respective genders of a child’s parents and how each would better serve or not serve a particular aspect of child education. The debate over educational attainment from someone other than a parent took place within families who through economics were afforded the opportunity to provide private, at home usually live in, tutors for the education of their children.
Tutors were engaged in much the same way as a good housekeeper and came recommended by the parent’s community. They were often recommended for their personal attainment of academic goals, be it publications and/or special knowledge in the popular curriculum of the day or they were simply recommended based on their ability to mold children into the desired form to satisfy the propriety of the day. There was never a standard set of curricular requirements for each era but mainly they revolved around language, math and science and for young women this education was limited and abridged by the learning of domestic arts as well. (Komanovsky 1953 pages 53-99)
The learning and teaching of the classic languages of Greek and/or more commonly in western civilization Latin was regarded as the basis for a good sound educational standard. (Kelsey 1911 pages 180-183) Teaching in the vernacular really did not come about until much later in the development of education. The new focus on diversity has reintroduced language as an important component in educational diversity but teaching students in the vernacular is still the standard accepted practice.
Though the following example is only one of many associated with the issue of culture, language is a very important factor for education in any setting. (Strickland 1957) Through the development of a much larger curricular model in the public school system the student can be offered opportunities he or she would not be offered at home in regards to the number of languages a student has to choose from and the academic and social skill of the teacher with regards to teaching the language. Though this is not to say that some parents do not offer a vast array of knowledge of many subjects including language it may be said that it is very difficult for one or two people to learn and possess enough knowledge to offer the five or so secondary languages that most public schools offer. Yet, on the part of the parent teacher it is clear that parents are offered the opportunity to teach language at a much younger age as public school curriculum does not allow the teaching of foreign language at the most opportune times in the development of children’s biologically driven language models. (Mclaughlin 1984 pages ix-xiv) Language is not taught beyond a remedial ESL system in public schools until well into the middle school phase of the system. (Tarone Cohen & Gass 1994 pages xiii-xxii) (Berent 1994 pages 17-19)
Some home school advocates argue that the teaching of especially foreign languages is so integral to the molding of the young mind that true bilingual education can only be attained in a home setting. In addition to that the historical and current immigration rates in the United States also determine the need for English as a second language learning, often a secondary or economically challenged focus for public school systems. (Johns & Morphet 1952)
Some non-native English speaking parents prefer to have at least some control over the language education of their children, this is occasionally addressed within the home school setting rather than the public school system which is often in turmoil about the funding and program base of such a goal. A public school advocate would argue that the immersion technique for the learning of language is simply the best and fastest way for children to assimilate English into their knowledge base and this is best provided in a school where most of the other students speak English as natives.
There are many other issues other than language that are related to cultural curriculum that are in accordance with issues that arise when parents decide to home-school their children. Some of those include access to a culturally diverse arts program. Many public schools have funding limitations and offer only limited offerings. Yet, it can be said that once again the issue of availability and instruction for fine arts can be much more diverse in a public school setting as most public programs still offered music, fine arts and outreach associated with an arts curriculum, despite fears of future funding cuts and they have the resources mostly regarding staff knowledge to continue to do so.
One attempt that home school advocates are making to answer many of the issues associated with any possible lack of cultural opportunity within the home school setting is what is called shared parent centered teaching or home-school cooperatives. In these systems parents in a given region pool resources and share time to both offer expertise of teaching abilities and cultural and social opportunities they might otherwise be unable to provide their children on their own. Through these systems some very promising results have been shown and the results are often very satisfactory. Shared time and resources often allow children opportunities to both socially interact with other children their age, on at least a limited basis and be provided opportunities for learning that might otherwise have not been offered them, through lack of resources or expertise.
It is also important to note here that the trend for home schooling may have increased and the abilities of home school educators to function more effectively has have improved due to the advent and integration of the Internet. The vast amount of information, society and development possibilities for home school and knowledge in general have yet to be quantified or qualified. (Learning Streams Website 2002) “Home schooling is the fastest growing educational option available to families today with over two million children now being taught by their parents at home instead of in public or private schools. With recent advances in distance learning technology, more and more families are choosing to learn at home.” (Internet Home School Website, 2003)
Internet offerings are vast, with everything from social societies that provide outreach and opinions with regards to home school concerns and solution to companies that provide whole home school curriculums that meet the standards in the state of origin or require little alteration to do so. (Home School World Website 2001) The internet site: http://www.home-school.com/is a leading magazine, Home School World production that can assist individuals in achieving home school goals and also help answer some of the lingering questions and fears associated with home schooling children. The available information for home school advocates clearly increases the odds that any home school decision will have a far greater opportunity for success than ever before.
Compulsory education offered many new problems which society; children and parents had not really faced before. Issues surrounding the standardized set of educational guidelines which, were are the driving force behind public compulsory education often leave parents and children and sometimes even educators challenged to determine the efficacy of programs and/or policies. In some cases parents chose to simply trust that the best interest of their children was at least at the heart of the system and continue to respond by supporting their children’s attendance.
Another issue that arose based on the new cultural focus of education for all has to do with the education of morality, which from the beginning proved to be a strong point of contention between education systems and parents. In the early years of compulsory education can be found a line of thought that enables and even demands the public educator to teach and develop morality within the students they served. The famed turn of the century educator from Columbia University exemplifies the need in his 1909 work on the morality of education:
The business of the educator — whether parent or teacher — is to see to it that the greatest possible number of ideas acquired by children and youth are acquired in such a vital way that they become moving ideas, motive-forces in the guidance of conduct. This demand and this opportunity make the moral purpose universal and dominant in all instruction — whatsoever the topic.
(Dewey, 1909, p. 2)
Even today this is still one of the main foundational arguments in favor of home schooling. Parents do not wish to allow strangers to educate their children on matters of morality and educators would rather have some influence on matters of morality because they plainly effect the social and academic achievements of students in and out of the school system. The prevailing school of thought is that public schools as a government institution shall remain neutral on issues of morality and offer only that which is absolutely necessary to the safety of students
Everyone agrees that moral educators properly aim at enabling individuals to live a good life, but the dominant school of thought about human well being is part of the political theory “that government must be neutral on what might be called the question of the good life… [P]olitical decisions must be, so far as possible, independent of any particular conception of the good life, or what gives value to life. Since the citizens of a society differ in their conceptions, the government does not treat them as equals if it prefers one conception to another.” (Simpson, 1989, p. 39)
With regard to public educators there is a double-edged sword associated with moral education. The standard obligatory philosophy so aptly defined in the above citation, be it myth or reality offers a very restrictive set of guidelines from which public educators can draw legitimate and beneficial moral teachings. Public educators take criticism from both those in favor of public moral education and those who advocate for a complete and literal separation between morality and political institutions. On the one hand proponents for civil moral education regard the public education system as if it ignores or neglects necessary moral lessons.
The implication for public authorities is a certain disinterest in the aims of students. This neutrality is appropriate only in so far as we lack knowledge or simply disagree about the good. To be neutral is to be unaligned with any of the parties in a dispute, and to the extent that a consensus exists on important matters no violation of neutrality is involved in preferring one position over other conceivable ones. Where a community exists, students may be initiated into its culture — inducting its customs and values — and the very existence of public institutions of education rests upon some agreements of this kind. 3 It is important to know how wide they actually are and how wide they might become. (Simpson, 1989, p. 39-40)
In addition to the criticism leveled by proponents of moral education that the public system does not give enough regard to its role and opportunity as a moral guidance system. Opponents of public moral education, many of whom practice or at least advocate for home school options, regard the moral aspect of the public institution as to invasive and far reaching.
One very current and modern example of the heated issues regarding the education of morality is sex education. Sex education is a federally mandated curriculum. Yet, clearly there are many opponents to the compulsory teaching of birth control and family planning methods to children. With regards to early introduction of sex education many home school advocates would simply rather be the primary providers of this sort of information to their children, wishing to base the information they give on their own moral standards and belief sets. They feel that early introduction of information to children opens them up to experiences and activities that they are not ready for and that they should be allowed final input on the types and speed at which information is offered.
On the other hand advocates for safe sex education, though often acknowledging problems with the delivery of information also stand on both sides of the issue. The real statistically founded fear of innocence or ignorance of risk behavior as a key factor in children’s untimely exposure to risk is often sited by educators and parents alike. (Patton, 1996, p. 35) Yet, on the other hand there is also real statistical validity to the idea that the exposure to safe sex teaching is an opening of the mind to engage in risky behavior because it is toted as ‘safe’ even though it is clearly not.
There is much evidence that both sides of the argument are very valid as exposing children to ideas that implant messages of acceptance upon behavioral activities they may not be ready to engage in can cause lasting social and psychological damage and yet not educating children on issues of how to make inevitable risky behavior safer also opens them up to real danger. In this situation there is a win-lose outcome for children, educators and parents. Parents choosing to educate their own children in a home setting often site reasons associated to these moral dilemmas as at least the starting point for which their decision to home educate was made.
Even in the early years of compulsory education other parents were challenging the system by either refusing to allow their children to attend, or simply not supporting their child into doing so, kind of a work slow down model rather than a strike. Parents simply did not see the value and so continued to make home responsibilities more pressing than school. Some of the parents within the later category chose to believe that they, themselves would provide the best education for their children, as the lives their children would be moving in to would be much like their own and therefore they could provide the best guidance about how their children could plan and develop to meet the demands of their proposed, static adult life.
Though a relatively modern example one might understand the kind of popular curriculum idea I speak of with this example, the turn of the century focus, in both the United States and abroad upon the natural sciences as the source of all attainable knowledge, often known as humanistic. (Graves 1914-page 255) The demonstration of a very hands-on approach with observation and experimentation being the main aspects of the curriculum drove the standards for education for some time and in any way reformed the traditional rote learning approach, which had been popular before.
Defining the era of change after the acceptance of the constitutional ideas of democratic preparation for all potential citizens, compulsory education was adopted as a mandate on both a federal and state level. “The Implied powers of the Bill of Rights give authority to states to require that all children be educated. The rational for state control of education is based on the notion that states need good citizens for self-protection, an in order to have good citizens they must be educated.” (ERIC 1992 p. 2) Additionally, the reasons for state control and universal compulsory education go beyond what most people think of as an integral part of inalienable rights, “In other words, the rational for state control of education is based on the notion that education is a duty imposed on individuals for the public good rather than on the belief that education is a right guaranteed to individuals.” (ERIC 1992 p. 2)
It might be appropriate to give some historical perspective on the founding beliefs of the founders of the United States, because the standard they set for themselves and for the future is lasting and the education of the individual men also drove their ideas about the fundamental need for education, if not for all at least for those who make decisions for all. Speaking of the education of the founding fathers Walsh (1935) expresses the exception, which comprised the knowledge of the founding members of the United States.
Nine of the members only of that august body can be set down as of ordinary and plain education, though in that number are included men of extensive reading, enlightened views and enlarged sagacity.” He adds: “There is no movement on record in which so large an amount of political science, observation, wisdom and experience was brought to bear as in the American Revolution.”
These facts are all the more noteworthy because there were almost no free schools in those days and of course nothing like compulsory education. In spite of that fact all the signers of the Declaration were men of well-developed mentality. This is strikingly exemplified in the lives of all the signers. (Walsh, 1935, p. 33-34)
Interestingly enough it was not those people who might voice the democratic standards for change who carried the flag for mandatory compulsory education. Women were often the regional bearers of the establishment of such systems and even though the suffrage war was at its height, women were still unable to vote at the time that they began to advocate the democratic preparation model for the education of all future citizens. (Tinling, 1986, p. 139)
Though this was not by any means a quick transition (Nasaw 1979-page 3) the relative speed at which communities adopted and furthered their educational support systems did initially cause problems with the delivery of education to all. Through the years public and private school curriculum has evolved to better meet the needs of the massive population for which it serves, yet regardless of the attempts to streamline the education system many issues continue to arise based on the simple fact that the system must meet the needs of so many. (Callahan 1962 pages 232-243)
The home school advocate would argue that the reasons for the failure of the public offerings are almost entirely associated with the mass production of services and that the number one need of their children is not mass produced curriculum but a curriculum that is tailored to both the learning style and the personal circumstances of his or her child. (Fine 1990 page118)
The advocate for public or school-based education would counter with the idea that home schooling can not offer the opportunities for diversity of both social and educational attainment as the limitations of the home schooling system requires a student be relatively isolated from opportunities which school settings offer.
Chapter 3 Research Methodology
The American model of education is a system that serves the needs of many people. Diversity is inherent in the sheer quantity of people served. Additionally the standard school model is relatively diverse in that it is driven by state, regional and local agencies that are comprised of many associations and levels of need, specific to their local. Through the continued offerings of options to parents and children, such as the home school option the needs of the greater society are served. (Good 2000-page 212) Though home schooling is not the only option and the charter school movement as well as the growing private school models also serve the needs of a diverse population.
Through data driven research and development, with heavy concentration upon best practices the needs of students are better served both inside the school model and inside the home-school model. Standardized testing offers some outlet for the development of progress driven goals. Though not a system that home-school advocates always agree with outcomes on testing into a school system or simply testing that tracks the progress of traditional students inside the classroom outcomes driven testing has replaced attendance averages as the foundation for funding school systems.
Every morning in every school, teachers take attendance. In the past, the school’s average daily attendance dictated the amount of state funding the school would receive. Although this still occurs in some states, high-stakes testing has added another dimension to the importance of attendance. With teachers’ and principals’ jobs, school funding, and reputations on the line, it’s important that students score well on state standardized tests. (EBSCO Digest 2002-page 54)
One of the biggest reasons for the change is associated with tracking systems than no longer assume success based simply on simple attendance as a guide. Though many home school advocates and even public school educators have conflicts and concerns associated with the new outcomes-based systems the opportunity for greater success on these models has yet to be seen and may be substantial. The outcomes-based procedure will assist public educators and home school educators in the future with curricular guidance and it may also offer the home school system some sort of quantifiable basis to prove the success of their programs.
Some state and/or local school system models require home schooling to end at a certain educational level at which time for the attainment of completion of a high school career the student is then required to complete the rest of his or her education within the traditional school setting. Though this is often a point of contention between home school advocates and public school advocates, the home-schooled student may be required to test-in to the school they wish to attend for completion. With the more across the board focus upon outcome driven education the home schooled student may achieve a better comparative result and be offered a more legitimate acceptance into the school, optimally one that includes receiving actual credit for home-school years which will allow them a greater opportunity to complete their educational goals without bearing the parents decision to home school on to secondary and even tertiary educational attainment. Not being barred from future education by a well intended and likely well made decision from the past is one of the most sought after outcomes for home school educators and their pupils.
Research methodology to measure the success and/or failure of any system would be based on the models of standardized testing with the understanding that testing will offer an opportunity rather than a restriction for educators of all types. Research associated with outcomes of home school curriculum has often been associated with qualitative and individualized, often narrative based outcomes. Comparing the results of students from both models may assist all educators in the future with assigning home schooling its proper due. In the past political and philosophical biases often restricted the attainment of ultimate goals by home schooled students and there was little if any guarantee that when a decision to home school was made at say age 5 a student would be offered full acceptance into the traditional system if the need arose. This has been an obstacle for many parents when making the decision for or against home schooling.
Chapter 4 Expected Outcomes
The Expected outcomes of the research associated with comparative outcomes testing is that regardless of the personal or political biases of those who make relatively arbitrary decisions based on opinions either educated or ignorant for or against the use of home schooling as a legitimate alternative to public and/or private school-based education.
The limited literary research conducted within this assessment gives ample evidence that the outcomes of such comparative and quantitative research will lend themselves to the validity of both home schooling options and also the continued offering of many options within and without the traditional school models. (Shumow & Vandell 1996 451-460) With regard to the research hypothesis: it is evident that the development of diversity, of curriculum, socio-cultural offerings and individualized learning that can be found not only within a standards school model but also within a home school model. (Parker & Nelson 1963-page 252) Answers to the proposed questions are that home schooling does offer enough curricular diversity to offset the smaller model problem and that a home school setting can and often does offer enough socio-cultural diversity and individualized learning to warrant the continued use and further development of it.
Berent, G.P., & Berent, G.P. (1994). Chapter 2 the Subset Principle in Second-Language Acquisition. In Research Methodology in Second-Language Acquisition, Gass, S.M., & Cohen, A.D. (Eds.) (pp. 17-35). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
To better understand the general concepts associated with the research regarding ESL teaching and dynamics, a focus on outcomes based assessment in elementary education. http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?action=openPageViewer&docId=27249653
Brezinka, W. (1994). Socialization and Education: Essays in Conceptual Criticism (Stuart, J.B., Trans.). Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
To understand the comprehensive concepts of the socialization aspect of education in an attempt to better understand the common theme of socialization as a factor for the rejection of home-schooling programs and credits. http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?action=openPageViewer&docId=77984708
Callahan, R.E. (1962). Education and the Cult of Efficiency: A Study of the Social Forces That Have Shaped the Administration of the Public Schools. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
To understand the historical significance of education as a mass market, assembly line concept and the possibility of it producing non-individualized systems and programs that do not always meet the needs of students http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?action=openPageViewer&docId=6082406
Dewey, J. (1909). Moral Principles in Education. New York: Houghton Mifflin.
To understand the concept of the foundation of the morality of education within the American educational model.
EBSCO Digest (Feb 2002). Raising School Attendance. Education Digest, 67 (6), p54-57.
Understanding the impact of outcomes-based testing upon the new American School models.
ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management and Linn-Benton Education
Service District. At-Risk Youth in Crisis: A Handbook for Collaboration
Between Schools and Social Services. Volume 5: Attendance Services.
Eugene, OR: Author, July 1992. 60 pages. ED 347-621.
To understand the history of the constitutional connection to the history of compulsory education within the United States. http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?action=openPageViewer&docId=80939102
Fine, M.J. (1990). Facilitating Home-School Relationships: a Family-Oriented Approach to Collaborative Consultation. Journal of Educational and Psychological Consultation, 1(2), 169-187.
To develop a more complete understanding of the decision making strategy that determines the personal decision to home school ones children and to understand the need for options within the education system. http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?action=openPageViewer&docId=27764661
Good, T.L., & Braden, J.S. (2000). The Great School Debate: Choice, Vouchers, and Charters. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
To develop a better understanding of the need for educational choices within the education system and to better understand the history of the evolution of such choices. http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?action=openPageViewer&docId=6979043
Greenspan, S.I., & Salmon, J. (1994). Playground Politics: Understanding the Emotional Life of Your School-Age Child. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley.
To better understand the socialization factor within public school settings.
Home School World (2001) Homepage Retrieved April 7, 2003, from Metacrawler
To understand options and opportunities for information within the home school network
Internet Home School (2003) Homepage Retrieved April 7, 2003, from Metacrawler Website: http://www.internethomeschool.com/
To understand options and opportunities for information within the home school network http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?action=openPageViewer&docId=6912960
Johns, R.L., & Morphet, E.L. (Eds.). (1952). Problems and Issues in Public School Finance: An Analysis and Summary of Significant Research and Experience. New York: Teachers College, Columbia University.
To better understand some of the financial barriers to the arts and diversity in education in a public school setting. http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?action=openPageViewer&docId=15589125
Kelsey, F.W. (Ed.). (1911). Latin and Greek in American Education: With Symposia on the Value of Humanistic Studies. New York: Macmillan.
To develop a better understanding of the history of educational curriculum. http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?action=openPageViewer&docId=7692529
Komarovsky, M. (1953). Women in the Modern World: Their Education and Their Dilemmas (1st ed.). Boston: Little, Brown.
To better understand the history of the education of women.
Learning Streams (2002) Homepage Retrieved April 7, 2003, from Metacrawler
To understand options and opportunities for information within the home school network http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?action=openPageViewer&docId=58219616
McLaughlin, B.C. (Ed.). (1984). Second-Language Acquisition in Childhood (2nd ed.) (Vol. 2). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
To better understand the language curriculum within the elementary aged years. http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?action=openPageViewer&docId=61723639
Nasaw, D. (1979). Schooled to Order: A Social History of Public Schooling in the United States. New York: Oxford University Press.
To better understand the historical evolution of the compulsory education system and reasons for modern models. http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?action=openPageViewer&docId=9395983
Newman, I., & Benz, C.R. (1998). Qualitative-Quantitative Research Methodology: Exploring the Interactive Continuum. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press.
To better understand the theoretical interplay between qualitative and quantitative research within the education system and data driven outcome criteria. http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?action=openPageViewer&docId=3064175
Parker, DH (1963). Schooling for Individual Excellence. New York: T. Nelson.
To better understand the concepts associated with individualized learning theory.
Patton, C. (1996). Fatal Advice: How Safe-Sex Education Went Wrong. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.
As an example of the types of moral conflicts home school advocates often have with the moral teaching within the public education system. http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?action=openPageViewer&docId=96446826
Shumow, L., Vandell, D.L., & Kang, K. (1996). School Choice, Family Characteristics, and Home-School Relations: Contributors to School Achievement?. Journal of Educational Psychology, 88(3), 451-460.
To better understand the successes and failures associated with the choices offered in ttraditional and non-traditional educatuion settings. http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?action=openPageViewer&docId=6896323
Simpson, E. (1989). Good Lives and Moral Education (Vol. 4). New York: Peter Lang.
To obtain a deeper understnding of the historical motivation of morality within compulsory education and the subjectivity associated with it. http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?action=openPageViewer&docId=9255105
Strickland, R.G. (1957). The Language Arts in the Elementary School (2nd ed.). Boston: Heath.
To gain a better understanding of the offerings of language teaching within the elementary education system and to compare it with those possible within the home-school setting. http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?action=openPageViewer&docId=58913073
Tarone, E.E. (1994). Research Methodology in Second-Language Acquisition. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
To better understand the general concepts associated with the research regarding ESL teaching and dynamics, a focus on outcomes based assessment in elementary education.
Tinling, M. (1986). Women Remembered: A Guide to Landmarks of Women’s History in the United States. New York: Greenwood Press.
To understand the impact that women have had historically on the development of compulsory education within the United States. http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?action=openPageViewer&docId=78331210
Walsh, J.J. (1935). Education of the Founding Fathers of the Republic: Scholasticism in the Colonial Colleges; a Neglected Chapter in the History of American Education. New York: Fordham University Press.
To help understand the constitutional connection to compulsory education. http://www.questia.com/PM.qst?action=openPageViewer&docId=97807523
Zellman, G.L. (1998). Understanding the Impact of Parent School Involvement on Children’s Educational Outcomes. Journal of Educational Research, 91(6), 370-380.
To analyze the statistical findings of the impact of parent involvement in both home schooling and public schools as an argument in favor of home schooling alternatives
Get Professional Assignment Help Cheaply
Are you busy and do not have time to handle your assignment? Are you scared that your paper will not make the grade? Do you have responsibilities that may hinder you from turning in your assignment on time? Are you tired and can barely handle your assignment? Are your grades inconsistent?
Whichever your reason is, it is valid! You can get professional academic help from our service at affordable rates. We have a team of professional academic writers who can handle all your assignments.
Why Choose Our Academic Writing Service?
- Plagiarism free papers
- Timely delivery
- Any deadline
- Skilled, Experienced Native English Writers
- Subject-relevant academic writer
- Adherence to paper instructions
- Ability to tackle bulk assignments
- Reasonable prices
- 24/7 Customer Support
- Get superb grades consistently
Online Academic Help With Different Subjects
Students barely have time to read. We got you! Have your literature essay or book review written without having the hassle of reading the book. You can get your literature paper custom-written for you by our literature specialists.
Do you struggle with finance? No need to torture yourself if finance is not your cup of tea. You can order your finance paper from our academic writing service and get 100% original work from competent finance experts.
While psychology may be an interesting subject, you may lack sufficient time to handle your assignments. Don’t despair; by using our academic writing service, you can be assured of perfect grades. Moreover, your grades will be consistent.
Engineering is quite a demanding subject. Students face a lot of pressure and barely have enough time to do what they love to do. Our academic writing service got you covered! Our engineering specialists follow the paper instructions and ensure timely delivery of the paper.
In the nursing course, you may have difficulties with literature reviews, annotated bibliographies, critical essays, and other assignments. Our nursing assignment writers will offer you professional nursing paper help at low prices.
Truth be told, sociology papers can be quite exhausting. Our academic writing service relieves you of fatigue, pressure, and stress. You can relax and have peace of mind as our academic writers handle your sociology assignment.
We take pride in having some of the best business writers in the industry. Our business writers have a lot of experience in the field. They are reliable, and you can be assured of a high-grade paper. They are able to handle business papers of any subject, length, deadline, and difficulty!
We boast of having some of the most experienced statistics experts in the industry. Our statistics experts have diverse skills, expertise, and knowledge to handle any kind of assignment. They have access to all kinds of software to get your assignment done.
Writing a law essay may prove to be an insurmountable obstacle, especially when you need to know the peculiarities of the legislative framework. Take advantage of our top-notch law specialists and get superb grades and 100% satisfaction.
What discipline/subjects do you deal in?
We have highlighted some of the most popular subjects we handle above. Those are just a tip of the iceberg. We deal in all academic disciplines since our writers are as diverse. They have been drawn from across all disciplines, and orders are assigned to those writers believed to be the best in the field. In a nutshell, there is no task we cannot handle; all you need to do is place your order with us. As long as your instructions are clear, just trust we shall deliver irrespective of the discipline.
Are your writers competent enough to handle my paper?
Our essay writers are graduates with bachelor's, masters, Ph.D., and doctorate degrees in various subjects. The minimum requirement to be an essay writer with our essay writing service is to have a college degree. All our academic writers have a minimum of two years of academic writing. We have a stringent recruitment process to ensure that we get only the most competent essay writers in the industry. We also ensure that the writers are handsomely compensated for their value. The majority of our writers are native English speakers. As such, the fluency of language and grammar is impeccable.
What if I don’t like the paper?
There is a very low likelihood that you won’t like the paper.
- When assigning your order, we match the paper’s discipline with the writer’s field/specialization. Since all our writers are graduates, we match the paper’s subject with the field the writer studied. For instance, if it’s a nursing paper, only a nursing graduate and writer will handle it. Furthermore, all our writers have academic writing experience and top-notch research skills.
- We have a quality assurance that reviews the paper before it gets to you. As such, we ensure that you get a paper that meets the required standard and will most definitely make the grade.
In the event that you don’t like your paper:
- The writer will revise the paper up to your pleasing. You have unlimited revisions. You simply need to highlight what specifically you don’t like about the paper, and the writer will make the amendments. The paper will be revised until you are satisfied. Revisions are free of charge
- We will have a different writer write the paper from scratch.
- Last resort, if the above does not work, we will refund your money.
Will the professor find out I didn’t write the paper myself?
Not at all. All papers are written from scratch. There is no way your tutor or instructor will realize that you did not write the paper yourself. In fact, we recommend using our assignment help services for consistent results.
What if the paper is plagiarized?
We check all papers for plagiarism before we submit them. We use powerful plagiarism checking software such as SafeAssign, LopesWrite, and Turnitin. We also upload the plagiarism report so that you can review it. We understand that plagiarism is academic suicide. We would not take the risk of submitting plagiarized work and jeopardize your academic journey. Furthermore, we do not sell or use prewritten papers, and each paper is written from scratch.
When will I get my paper?
You determine when you get the paper by setting the deadline when placing the order. All papers are delivered within the deadline. We are well aware that we operate in a time-sensitive industry. As such, we have laid out strategies to ensure that the client receives the paper on time and they never miss the deadline. We understand that papers that are submitted late have some points deducted. We do not want you to miss any points due to late submission. We work on beating deadlines by huge margins in order to ensure that you have ample time to review the paper before you submit it.
Will anyone find out that I used your services?
We have a privacy and confidentiality policy that guides our work. We NEVER share any customer information with third parties. Noone will ever know that you used our assignment help services. It’s only between you and us. We are bound by our policies to protect the customer’s identity and information. All your information, such as your names, phone number, email, order information, and so on, are protected. We have robust security systems that ensure that your data is protected. Hacking our systems is close to impossible, and it has never happened.
How our Assignment Help Service Works
1. Place an order
You fill all the paper instructions in the order form. Make sure you include all the helpful materials so that our academic writers can deliver the perfect paper. It will also help to eliminate unnecessary revisions.
2. Pay for the order
Proceed to pay for the paper so that it can be assigned to one of our expert academic writers. The paper subject is matched with the writer’s area of specialization.
3. Track the progress
You communicate with the writer and know about the progress of the paper. The client can ask the writer for drafts of the paper. The client can upload extra material and include additional instructions from the lecturer. Receive a paper.
4. Download the paper
The paper is sent to your email and uploaded to your personal account. You also get a plagiarism report attached to your paper.
PLACE THIS ORDER OR A SIMILAR ORDER WITH US TODAY AND GET A PERFECT SCORE!!!