Wednesday, January 26, 2011

AOL News: Jailed... For Wanting a Better School

How far would you go to get your children into a better public school? The best intentions of one Ohio woman landed her in jail.

In a highly unusual case, Kelley Williams-Bolar, a single mother who lived in Akron public housing, was convicted of lying about her residency in order to send her two daughters to a highly ranked school. Her sentence, which inflamed emotions in the community, was 10 days in jail, according to reports, and is due to end this week.

She should not have lied, but I think I can understand why she did it.

When I hear about stuff like this, it becomes all the more clearer to me that education reform should be a high priority in this country.

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