Literature in the Home
Warner, Charles Dudley. "Literature in the Home." Good Housekeeping, January, 1896, p. 10.
...In education the state has undertaken to supplant the family. And the matter of the whole mental training of the young has been more and more turned over to the public school. The state is wholly inadequate to this work, for the reason that nothing can supply in tender years the place of a home intellectual atmosphere in the formation of the habits of children. If they are accustomed to see books, or to hear at table intelligent conversation about the world of men and things reported in books and periodicals and newspapers, they easily form a taste for going to the sources that will inform or interest or amuse them....