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Eclectic Education Series.

 Q: What is the Eclectic Education Series?
The Eclectic Education Series, or EES, is a set of textbooks which from roughly 1865 to 1915 WAS education in the United States, almost exclusively. Of the Ray's Arithmetic alone over 100 million copies were sold in that time, and an estimated 122 million of the McGuffey Readers!

The EES covers every topic. Many of the series are still household names almost a hundred years after they were first published. The most famous and popular of these series are the McGuffey Readers and Ray's Arithmetics, but there were many other extraordinary series in the EES such as Pinneo's Grammars, Thalheimer's Histories and Norton's Sciences that have been used by countless students.

You can see a complete list of the books in the EES with sample pages by clicking here. 

These books provided Americans with a brand of textbook they could trust, the EES. The authors commissioned to do the various line of textbooks were at the top of their fields. No expenses were spared in preparing these incredible textbooks. Original art was commissioned for them, and they were refined and honed through multiple revisions over decades. As an added bonus, all of the books were written by Christian authors whose values were part of the backbone of early America.

The result? A hundred million students in one-room schoolhouses got first-rate educations using the EES- and went on to build and shape America. People like Theodore Roosevelt, who once made the public statement that he did not propose to become a "Meddlesome Matty." This allusion was perfectly clear to the millions of people who had used the McGuffey Readers and remembered this quote.

So why did the United States stop using them? It is a sad story: After WWII, John Dewey, the head of the Teachers College at Columbia University launched an all-out campaign to "reform" education. Dewey was a humanist, a socialist, and an atheist. He saw the McGuffey Readers and the entire EES as threats -they emphasize Christian values and the Bible.


"For the copious extracts made from the Sacred Scriptures, he (the author) makes no apology. Indeed, upon a review of the work, he is not sure but an apology may be due for his not having still more liberally transferred to his pages the chaste simplicity, the thrilling pathos, the living descriptions, and the overwhelming sublimity of the sacred writings."

~W. H. McGuffey, 1837 3rd Reader

In contrast to McGuffey, John Dewey believed, in his own words, that public schools should be the "State established church." Dewey viciously attacked the textbooks of the day as "antiquated" and he was able to successfully bring about their demise, as well as the demise of quality public education.

Dollar Homeschool is dedicated to bringing these classics back, and making them available to those who love the traditional Christian values that were the foundation of these United States.

We have made the books available on CD so that you can print out and read the same books that made a country great. With them, you can arm your children with an education of the very highest quality.

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Here are 10 reasons why you should be using the Eclectic Education Series in your

1Christian: The EES was created by Christian authors with educational goals formed by Biblical motives.

Effective: Written by some of the best authors of their day and proven by more than a century of continued use from when they were first published to the present day, the EES formed the foundation of education in America during the Industrial Revolution.

Timeless: The fundamentals of an honest, first class education don't change. 2+2 always equal four, Columbus always discovers America in 1492, Jesus Christ is always our Lord and creator, and the disciplines taught in Ray’s Arithmetic’s and the rest of the EES still hold true today.

" I am 16 and a happy graduate of the EES curriculum-- I absolutely LOVE it! It is wonderful, a true God-send. When I went to take the GED and the SAT upon my graduation, my scores were superb and well above average. The curriculum gave me a firm foundation and helped me to clearly and realistically grasp the concepts of true education. Nothing was lacking and I give it a full five stars! Thank you very much for all you have done to bring back the beautiful texts and materials which were so unjustly done away with." - Erica

Simple: All of the EES books are carefully organized, with thorough explanations, questions for review, and numbered paragraphs for quick and easy reference. For teachers or homeschooling mothers, several of the original teacher manuals are included, as well as modern introductory materials for each set of books to help you get started, with aids for organization and teaching in a modern homeschool setting.



 These introductions were written and designed by Sherry Hayes, mother of 15 and a 23 year homeschool veteran, who is currently using the EES with her own children. She is also the editor of her own homeschooling blog, Large Family Mothering.

Flexible: The EES can be used as printed materials, viewed on the computer, or even uploaded to an e-reader.

Lasting: It’s easy to re-use the books across multiple children because the books are in digital format--- that means they never wear out.

Expansive: The K-12 program provided by the EES covers a wide variety of subjects presented by the best authors in their fields, and is sure to spark curiosity, interest and excitement. Learning is a wonderful thing!

But not Expensive: While the books in the EES have always been known for providing a superb education, another reason for their popularity was their low cost. We have maintained that tradition. All 156 books cost only as much as one or two modern textbooks--- just $159, just one time. There are no hidden fees, and if you buy soon, we are currently offering free shipping for all orders.

No Risk: Our number one goal is to aid you in your homeschooling efforts by providing one of the best educational curriculums available at a fraction of the cost of anything else. When you purchase the Eclectic Education Series you are purchasing a license for your whole family. You can print out as much or as little of the contents of the books as you want; and if you ever lose or damage any of the DVD’s, just contact us and we will immediately send you a replacement.

No Risk! We think you will love these books and the stellar education they provide. Even if you were to decide not to use the EES for all your homeschooling needs, the history and quality of this collection of books make them an invaluable addition to any homeschool library. However, if for any reason you decide that you are not 100% satisfied upon reviewing the Eclectic Education Series, we provide a 30 day, no questions asked, all your money back return policy.


bulletThe entire Eclectic Education Series, 156 books including Ray's Arithmetic, Science, History, Grammar, and McGuffey's Readers is now available on CD for only $159--- $56 dollars less than buying separately! And your satisfaction is guaranteed. If unhappy just return within 30 day's, and we will immediately give you a full refund. Right now we are offering FREE priority shipping, even internationally!

Yes!Yes! I would like to order the complete Eclectic Education Series on CD for only $159.00, a savings of $56!

You can purchase using either your Credit Card or Paypal account by using Paypal's secure order form!
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For your peace of mind and to show our confidence in our product, we offer a 30 day, no questions asked return policy. If upon receiving the EES you decide you aren't satisfied, just return it within 30 day's and we will immediately send you a full refund.

No Risk!

Interested but not sure yet if the EES is right for you?

Here are 6 easy ways that you can learn more about the Eclectic Education Series:

  1. Click on the links at the very top of the page to read about the 5 collections included in the entire EES in more detail.
  2. View sample pages from the EES by clicking here: EES Book List
  3. Get Sherry Hayes book on her experience using the EES by clicking here: Homeschool Sanity
  4. Join the Yahoo or Facebook group. There you can talk to homeschoolers like yourself who are using the EES.
  5. Read the Dollar Homeschool Blog here: Dollar Homeschool Blog
  6.  And finally, you can read our frequently asked questions page by clicking here: FAQ 

Of course, if you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail us at [email protected]! We are always happy to help serve the homeschool community in any way we can.






"Thank you again for my order.... This is a treasure and I'm glad you are keeping it alive and sharing it."

“By the time a student finishes the Practical Arithmetic book, he/she would be ready to get a job and understand basic financial concepts (not that I expect my 12 year old to go to work, but they could help with the family business and family finances with ease)”
~ Mandi Aumann


Thanks for your help and support.  My children love to do Ray's Arithmetic.  I believe it makes math fun!  Of course, I love math so I am biased.



“Because of your work on the Ray’s CDs, we were able to make our decision to use Ray’s as our math curriculum. Thank you for your time that you have already put into these wonderful, rich programs. We also are using the Robinson Curriculum and are enjoying that as well. “
In Christ,
~Josh and Heather

“Excellent product! Your customer service is also Excellent! Thank You. “

"As a former math teacher at a classical and Christian school, where we used another popular modern math curriculum, we have chosen to use Ray's for the homeschooling of our four children.  Our use during the last four years has proven that Ray's Arithmetic does what a good math program should do; build mastery of mathematical skills and help students to think mathematically (not just memorizing rules or recipes for solving problems).  It does this through focused incremental practice of skills and a variety of practical word problems.  I give it my highest recommendation."

Robert (& Elisabeth) Terry

I bought Sherry Hayes ebook recently and just loved all the practical advice on how to use these materials.  It has given me the confidence to use the entire curriculum.  What a wonderful resource!


"We love the Ray's Arithmetic series  because it provides such a great value!  With heavy use of word problems and "real world" math, and progressing logically from concrete to abstract, this series coversK-8th grades for less than what most programs cost for a single grade."
~Rachel Ramey, homeschooling mother of 3, and more to come!  
"Over the last 23 years of actual homeschooling experience I have tried just about every curriculum and method available, from textbooks to unit studies to Charlotte Mason to the unschooling methodology…. Today, not only the McGuffey Readers Series, but just about every primary subject in our homeschooling is based on or benefited by these dear old volumes and the time-honored practices they promote."
 ~ Sherry Hayes, homeschool mother of 15 children.
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" I am 16 and a happy graduate of the EES curriculum-- I absolutely LOVE it! It is wonderful, a true God-send. When I went to take the GED and the SAT upon my graduation, my scores were superb and well above average. The curriculum gave me a firm foundation and helped me to clearly and realistically grasp the concepts of true education. Nothing was lacking and I give it a full five stars! Thank you very much for all you have done to bring back the beautiful texts and materials which were so unjustly done away with." ~ Erica