Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Would You Do Jail Time To Send Your Kids To A High Quality School?

A woman from Ohio said, "yes!"

 Kelley Williams-Bolar, a 40 year old single woman, living with her two girls in public housing, was convicted of tampering with records when she decided to lie about her residency and send her two kids, 12 and 16, to a high quality school.

The school asked her to repay $30,000, stating that her daughters had gotten a quality education that her taxes hadn't contributed to, and it's true, the county you live in, pays for your schools. Because Kelley refused to pay, she spent 10 days in jail. 

Now, I get it that she falsified papers, it is a crime, I don't deny that, but come on, how sad is it that parents go to jail to send their kids to good schools? How sad is it that we actually have BAD schools? That's the true crime that I see here, bad education. I don't know the answer to solving it all. I could scream more government and every teacher in his/her right mind would slap me, but overall, something has to change. And, after watching the State of The Union Address last night, I'm excited to see we have a President that feels good education is just as important as Kelley and I do.

What about You? What would You have done in this situation??


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