Home schooler Gail Kliewer says home schoolers get a bad wrap as isolationists.


Home schooler Gail Kliewer says home schoolers get a bad wrap as isolationists.

But she said nothing is farther from the truth.

“They have a lot of interaction through 4-H, church, other community events, and we have a basketball team. Many of the students also are in the Newton Community Choir.

“Socialization or the lack of it is one of the biggest misconceptions of home schooling,” she said.

In fact, the Homes Educators Association based in Newton has a booming, popular cooperative course program that meets weekly at Meridian Baptist Church in Newton.

The association has 51 member families who come from the Harvey and Butler county areas.

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