|Kelley Willams-Bolar, American Mom|
JUSTICE GONE AWRY
WHAT: Single mother Kelley Williams-Bolar of Akron, Ohio, used her father’s address to falsely claim residency status to allow her two daughters to attend a higher-performing suburban school. She was convicted by a jury and served nine days in jail.
WHY IT’S OUTRAGEOUS: It is hardly uncommon for parents to lie about school-district residency, but prosecuting such cases is virtually unheard of. As a convicted felon, Williams-Bolar might now lose her job as a teachers’ aide.
WHAT’S HAPPENING NEXT: Williams-Bolar’s plight has drawn national attention to the iniquities of locking children into underperforming and unsafe inner-city school systems. She is being offered backing for a potential appeal of her verdict.
Read more at the San Francisco Examiner: http://www.sfexaminer.com/opinion/daily-outrage/2011/01/justice-gone-awry-ohio-mom-jailed-sneaking-kids-better-school-district#ixzz1CL5X8oXG
Watch video here:
Ohio Mom Kelley Williams-Bolar Jailed for Sending Kids to Better School District - ABC News
Seriously?! Is this how we're fixing our problem on inequality in schools? Putting the mom in jail and charging the dad with a felony? So now in addition to these kids being poor, they are kicked out of a good school and their mom goes to jail. Seriously?! Is this the message we want to send to our American kids?!?!