What if homeschooling were outlawed? It once was in the United States. Private schools, using teachers not certified by the State, were outlawed as well.
This book is about a small private school, supported by local plain farmers, which continued to operate.
Faced by a daunting array of local officials, and finally by command appearances every evening before the Justice of the Peace, the farmers pled their case in a "higher court." They argued that before God, they stood personally responsible for the proper education of their children.
Both sides gathered supporters, who often brought with them personal agendas. Eventually, the matter of the little school seized national attention.
Who was right? What was the outcome of the stand taken by the school? Read this charming children's book, carefully footnoted for adult readers, to learn the outcome, and to ponder again your own opinions on this subject.
- 1. The School by the Cornfield
- 2. Learning at School and at Home
- 3. The Meeting at the Little Schoolhouse
- 4. The Citizens Meet Again
- 5. The Laws of the Land
- 6. God Wants Us to Teach Our Own Children
- 7. What Lies Ahead?
- 8. Police in a Church Service
- 9. On Earth, as It Is in Heaven
- 10. Jesus Loves Me
- 11. Call Out the National Guard!
- 12. "Here Pig, Pig"
- 13. "When People Serve God..."
- Note to Parents
- A Little Booklet With a Big Name
- This Story—One of Many
- About Lamp and Light