6 Real World Prolems
The Hearth Act could've helped Jeannette's family in many different ways. It would have given her family a solid place to live. Although it's not much, it's food and shelter that they would constantly have. I highly doubt her parents would have gone along with it though. To them, it makes them seem weak, and they can't except that idea of themselves.
According to the school attendance laws, "Educational neglect is a parent or guardian's failure to ensure the child attends school as required by law." Up until a certain age, the Wall's children didn't. This meets the requirement of educational neglect. Though the Wall's children did attend more frequently as they got older, it's still not enough.