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In addition to the help they get from each other, there are many tools and services available that enhance and enrich children’s learning experience. For example, various on-line services are available on the world wide web, which include interactive classes and virtual libraries. Also, educational CD-ROMS, workbooks, and magazines are good sources that provide the parent with information on new educational tools (Wingert and Kantrowitz 3). Furthermore, support can be found at public schools (Hawkins 1). In Des Moines, Iowa, a program was developed that allowed home schoolers to use school computers, books and teacher’s guides, and provided biweekly supervision from a teacher that records the child’s progress and offers advice. Parents and their children are also allowed to participate in extra curricular and group activities, as well as field trips (Wagner 2). Similarly, in Oregon, home schooled students are allowed to take different classes of their choice at different schools (Wingert and Kantrowitz 3). Although these advantages are not available in every state, parents who chose to take education into their own hands will work to hard to use what is available, regardless of their own educational degrees. This is illustrated well in a recent report from the Departement of Education (DOE), which states that “student achievement in a home school has little to do with the level of education of the parent…it is consistent with tutoring studies that indicate the education level of a tutor has little to do with achievement of a tutored child.” (qtd. in Wagner 4). Several studies have been conducted that show that homeschooled students are reaching close and sometimes higher achievement to their peers, proving that parents are doing their job well. One example is a study that showed home schoolers performed…

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