Mom jailed for enrolling kids in wrong school district
Kelley Williams-Bolar is escorted through the Summit County, Ohio, jail.
January 26th, 2011
12:24 PM ET

Mom jailed for enrolling kids in wrong school district

An Ohio mother is in jail after being convicted of tampering with records to enroll her children in a better school district.

Kelley Williams-Bolar, 40, of Akron, illegally registered her two daughters at her father's address in suburban Copley Township to get them into the Copley-Fairlawn school district rather than the urban Akron district, a jury decided.

The Akron City school district met only four of 26 standards on the latest Ohio Department of Education Report Card and had a 76% graduation rate. Copley-Fairlawn City Schools met 26 of 26 standards and had a 97.5% graduation rate.

Summit County Common Pleas Judge Patricia Cosgrove sentenced Williams-Bolar last week to five years in prison, but suspended all but 10 days. Williams-Bolar also must serve 80 hours of community service and will be on probation for three years.

The Rev. Lorenzo Glenn of Macedonia Baptist Church had asked the judge for leniency, saying he had known Williams-Bolar for more than 20 years, the Akron Beacon Journal newspaper reported.

"This is a serious matter," Glenn said, according to the paper, "but by all means, it was done to help her children."

Williams-Bolar told CNN affiliate WEWS-TV that she and her children considered her father's house one of their homes.

"My primary residence was both places. I stayed at both places," she said in an interview at the Summit County Jail.

Williams-Bolar's father, Edward Williams, told CNN affiliate WJW-TV that the children did live with him, so he believed the family was within the law.

He said his daughter's Akron neighborhood where she lives in government-subsidized housing isn't safe.

"She had 12 police reports that her house had been broken in, so what am I supposed to do? Just leave them there?" Williams said to WJW-TV. "I mean, I can protect them better if they was with me."

Williams-Bolar, a single mother, works as a teacher's aide at a high school in Akron and is just 12 credits away from earning a teaching degree at the University of Akron, according to the Beacon Journal.

Her felony conviction will bar her from being licensed to teach in Ohio.

Copley-Fairlawn Superintendent Brian Poe told WJW-TV the case cost the district $30,000 in two years of lost tuition and $6,000 it spent on the investigation.

He denied that Williams-Bolar was singled out because she is black and the Copley-Fairlawn district is 75% white.

The district almost always resolves residency cases without involving the courts, he told WJW-TV, but couldn't work out a resolution with Williams-Bolar.

"The way I look at it is, the bottom line, you need to follow the law," he said. "If you choose to step outside of the law, what's going to happen at that point is you are going to have to face the consequences for that."

Williams-Bolar told WEWS she intends to appeal her conviction.

Grand theft charges against her father resulted in a hung jury. No new trial date has been set.

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  1. Sutler

    She claims her primary residence was at both places. Check her RITA records. If she did not file local taxes for both residences then slam her for tax evasion!

    January 26, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • William

      Ao she deserves to go to jail! Ohio is practicing apartheid!s, apartheid!

      January 26, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Oh please!

      So if she did a electronic refund she lives at the bank and if its an POBox she lives at the post office...someone should review this case for civil right violations.

      January 26, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sutler

      Wow....
      Obviously you never looked at or read tax forms in your life. They ask you for your home address, right on the front, that you are filing from. No P.O. Boxes are allowed.

      January 26, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Oh please!

      No point being her duty towards the us fed govt has nothing to with Ohio's school district!

      January 26, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • whatnext

      The kids don't live at the school in the father's district, so he WAS "just leaving them there." Is the mother's Akron apartment 1 bedroom? I think a 5-year suspended sentence is a bit much; if she gets in the least bit of trouble during that time she can be sent to jail for any amount of that 5 years for violating those terms.

      January 26, 2011 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • FrikFrak

      OMG, not only was this a colossal waste of $$ but she's so close to being able to teach and now with a felony conviction she won't be able to do that.

      January 26, 2011 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • MostlyAmused

      Sutker, my tax returns for the last 30+ years have ALWAYS shown my PO box as my address–neot once have I had to put down an actual street address.

      January 26, 2011 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Orin

      Your statement though shows a primary fallacy with our system – the school zone tax. This keeps the schools in the poorest neighborhoods poor and less able to tackle the high needs that high poverty schools deal with. There is a school where I live that was poor and the school did everything it could to turn it around – this included hiring 26 new staff as well as additional resources. It just won the top honor that can be given a school in the nation, but budget cuts have meant they had to lay off all the additional staff and then some. With today's budget, the school could not have done it. This country preaches education but slashes education budgets first and now punishes decent citizens for helping their children simply because her tax was paid to a different zone. No Child Left Behind, which was supposed to clean up this mess, only further punishes schools.

      January 26, 2011 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Day

      What kind of America do we live in where a mother trying to improve the quality of life for her children gets sentenced to 5 years in jail. Why on earth our our taxes being spent on this trial. Are we serious people?

      January 26, 2011 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      They need to expunged her record, make her whole, and restore her kids in THAT school for their actions appeared to be racially motivated.

      January 26, 2011 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dismayed Canuck

      Wow. That's all I can say. Jail time, and initially a five year sentence at that, for enrolling one's children in a different school district??? Your system is broken, and I fear well beyond repair. My deepest sympathies.

      January 26, 2011 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Motherof5

      This is exactly why my husband and I pulled our children out of the craphole they called an elementary and junior high school here in Louisiana. We homeschool because our children were zoned to one school yet my neighbors kids went to the better school all because they had an address they could use! We moved here from Texas and my kids were a full 2 years ahead of the kids here. I can totally understand this mother wanting better for her kids, however she broke the law. I am certain she is not alone, she just got caught. I think they puninshed her a bit harshly and she should fight to have it removed from her record.
      No child left behind is joke and needs to be done away with. The smart, good kids are forced to stay at levels that accomidate the kids who do not want to learn. I have seen this 1st hand. My son had a 15 year old in his 5th grade class. He was not in need of special ed, he just did not care and niether did his parents. The kids were bullied by this teenager and when the parents complained, we were told the school had an "obligation" to educate him. I told the principal that she had an OBLIGATION to every other kid in the class to get an education without fear of being bullied and having to deal with someone like this brat! After that, we pulled our kids. 6th graders having babies, 18 year olds in 8th grade...yeah No child left beind has really helped our education system...insert sarcasm here!

      January 26, 2011 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • CliveD

      What F'ing JOKE the USA has become. Once admired, once feared, once revered....now only laughed at. The alleged justice system you relied on is nothing more than a sham. Ditto with your political system. A once great country that resembles little more than a 3 stooges episode.

      January 26, 2011 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Angela

      This is amazing! This poor mother/woman is doing everything she can to give herself and her kids a fighting chance in life and look what has been done to her! It is so sad to see a family struggle and be forced to have to do such things to begin with in order to get a chance in this hard world but to then take the family to court and take away the right for this woman to teach is disgusting! My heart goes out to this family and I hope it gets appealed.

      January 26, 2011 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Aloisae

      Orin: Ohio revised their school funding. Local funding does play a significant role in educational funding; however, the state comes in and picks up a large part of the tab in some districts (and there is some federal funding). For example, the Akron district (the "poor" district) pays less than $5,000 per student out of local taxes; however, the state kicks in out of their general funds almost $7,000 per student and, once you add in the federal funding, the district spends $13,121 per student (2009 budget). In comparison, the Copley-Fairlawn district (the "rich" district) pays almost $7,000 per student out of local taxes; however, since the state kicks in less than $2,000 per student and the federal funding they receive is negligible, the district only has $9,258 (again 2009 budget) per student.

      This, by the way, doesn't include the funding for food for low income students and the like. All of which means the "poor" schools in Ohio ARE receiving significantly more money per student not to mention a huge discrepancy in terms of funding from state and federal taxes.

      January 26, 2011 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • jimmy

      @Clive- Great insights on our country. By your name and pompous manner, I'm guessing British. Drawing broad generalizations about our justice system from one case is pretty unrigorous (Lockerbie, anyone). Being slammed as a once great nation, by citizens of a nation that by most every measure is inferior is what is laughable. If we're the three stooges, I guess you guys would be Larry, just one stooge lacking basic humor.

      January 27, 2011 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Chirag

      You are a idiot. Your mom should be jailed cause she did not have a abortion when she had you,

      February 23, 2011 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Gene

    This is absolutely rediculous. If the school systems were forced to uphold some sort of universal standards, then parents would not be fighting to get their kids a better education in a district not of their own. I ask, is this some sort of segregation we are looking at here? Why are some afforded a better education than others?

    January 26, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • redmonde

      I agree. there are a lot of parents trying to get better education, let along put their children in a safe environment. Parents do this type of thing every year and they are going to single her out. I feel for her, at the price of trying to provide to her children, what they should have been able to get without breaking the law, she is paying for it all the way around by getting charged with this felony. She is 12 credits away from being certified to teach and now will not be able to do that with this record..... it's sad...

      January 26, 2011 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Julibear

      I absolutely agree and I think it's disgusting that they have given a felony conviction to a woman for trying to do what is best for her children. Especially if their father lives in the district: that should have been considered the children's primary residence. Not only have they ruined her life but her prospects for getting a job. This is an example of a person trying to help themselves and getting screwed by law enforcement.

      January 26, 2011 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • REALLY

      that is ridiculous... Now she cant give her children the possibility of a better life because they slapped her with a felony.... When I was in high school so many parents did it b/c it was a preforming at school.... They just got kicked out if they got caught... But a felony. That's a little extreme... With that on her record there is very little she could do to get her self a better life and so her and her children have the possibility to go to a better school and not have their home broken into 12 times. It's a shame that that is where the tax money is going to instead of trying to better the school her children are supposed to be going to....

      January 26, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lance

      Vouchers. Let the money follow the child. Make the school systems compete for YOUR taxes.

      January 26, 2011 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Appauled

      The judge who sentenced her probably feels like she scored for the white people. She is keeping one more black women from getting a license to better herself and her family. I can't imagine why they decided she needed to be made an example of but her sentence was a message sent to other black parents not to try and invade their white schools with their black kids or the book will be thrown at them. Racism is alive a thriving!

      January 26, 2011 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gary

      The problem is relying on local property taxes to funds schools. This creates its own inequity when it comes to school funding and the quality of education. Areas with a poor property tax base will continually suffer with poor schools due to inadequate funds. Taxes for funding schools should occur at the state level and then funds distributed equally on a per child basis. If local parents want to spend more on their child's education they can donate funds directly to the school or put their child in private school.

      January 26, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Aloisae

      If it is segregation, it is not based upon resources spent. The district this woman chose to NOT send her children to (and which they legally were supposed to be) spends about $4,000 more per student than the one she chose to sneak her children into. It also receives significantly more in terms of state and federal funding, with the majority (slightly over 75%) of the funding for the school she lied to get her kids into being paid for out of local taxes.

      This means, not only is that district picking up more of the cost of each student attending their schools, they are sending more of their money to fund the district with the supposedly sub standard education and they have less (from all sources combined even though they are paying more) to spend on each of their own students than the supposedly sub standard education district.

      January 26, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rick

      At least the judge reduced the sentence from 5 years to 10 days... but it's a shame she's barred from getting her license in Ohio. Still, she can teach at some private schools, charter schools and at college without a license... and she can move to another state that allows licensure with felons who completed rehabilitation.

      January 26, 2011 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mmmmm

    I don't know what law can she break, her taxes fund all schools. the grandfather lives in the district children stay with grandfather(fact) So is this 1960's revisited? you go to jail for sending your child to the "better publiclly funded schools aka white school in the surburbs"(motive). The justice department should investigate the DA, the school, and the local school board facts and
    motives.

    January 26, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sutler

      Try the fact that she is not paying local taxes towards that school disctrict. As such, she would need to pay the additional fee for an out of town student. Its common in Ohio, especially at the HS level due to some of the sports offered at certain schools. If she would have payed the fee or at least the taxes this would not be an issue. However, she hasn't therefore I see no reason why you shouldn't book her.

      January 26, 2011 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Oh please!

      I believe if you have a policy or practice or law that is prohibitive and results in discrimmination of a group or target a specific group meets the EEOC definition. Gov. George Wallace stood on law and authority on the taxpayers steps, too. Ohio I believe you may have put the foot in the mouth.

      January 26, 2011 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Oh please!

      Apart from the fact that yooou people are imposing some special civic fees on publiclly owned services and property in the surburbs school to exclude inner city children who parents pay taxes for ALL schools? Oh Deputy Eric Holden we need you in Ohio!

      January 26, 2011 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • ???

      Yes, MMMMMMMMmmmmmmm, I happen to personally know a black family that lies and says the children stay with the grandparents so their kids to go to a different school when in actuality, the kids live with the parents. It is against the law. I might report that family now that I think about it....what if everybody started lying like that?

      January 26, 2011 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      That knowledge is definitely equal opportunity but this black lady in jail. Now let talk about the teachers children and the adminstrators children outside the district...then we can discuss the rest of the student body. But don't tell me talk to deputy Eric Holden!

      January 26, 2011 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • MostlyAmused

      Sutler, the GRANDFATHER lives in the district and pays taxes for schools, even though his kids are grown. So the grandchildren are just getting back what Grandpa pays in. My father pays those taxes and he's a great-grandfather!

      January 26, 2011 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Patty MCFeron

      This article made me feel sick. I was a treacher, and I know how hard it is to get through school–I had friends who went to school with children to better their life. The laws need to be changed. Community Service-OK. A criminal conviction that can keep her from getting a job. No! The money should follow the children in education. Parents should have control of their kid's education. The lady has been kicked in the teeth for doing what she thinks is right for her children. It will probably affect the kid's lives for years. Race is not an issue here–The government should leave school choice to parents. This needs to go to a higher court.

      January 26, 2011 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • Aloisae

      Ohio uses a system that relies on a division of local and state taxes to fund education (in addition to some federal funding). Since some districts raise more in local taxes per pupil, they receive more per pupil from the state share. Akron funding (where this woman's children were supposed to go) is split about 50% state, 39% local and the rest federal.... the suburban district she lied to get her children into is split about 20% state, 75% local and the rest federal.

      No, this woman's taxes are NOT paying for her children's education at the school she sent them to. The local residents in that district are not only footing the majority of the bill for it, they also have more of their taxes going to fund the district she is supposed to be sending her kids to.

      An interesting point I noticed when looking at the budgets on the Ohio State Department of Education website.... that school she chose NOT to send her kids to is actually spending about $4,000 per student than the school she illegally got her kids into. Obviously, the school district she lives in is not being discriminated against financially because of racial make up... in fact it is being given a great deal more money both per student and from the general state coffers while picking up much less of the tab itself.

      January 26, 2011 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      Look what you PEOPLE don't understand these are public facilities funded by public funds and federal dollars. You can play the PIE GAME with someone else.

      January 26, 2011 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Aloisae

      I do understand that how these schools are funded... it sounds like you are the one who does not. Yes, all of the schools in Ohio receive state, local and federal dollars. However, they don't receive an equal degree of funding from the different sources nor do they all receive the same level of funding per student.

      The Akron school district in 2009 spent approximately $13,274 per student (making it one of the highest spending districts in the state not just in general but in a per student spending comparison). Of this 50.56% came from general state funds, 37.31% came from local funding and 12.13% came from federal funds.

      The Copley-Fairlawn district in 2009 spent approximately $9,478 per student. Of this 20.84% came from general state funds, 75.10% from local funding and 4.06% from federal funds.

      You'll note that not only are the local taxpayers of Copley-Fairlawn coughing up more of their local funds per student, they are receiving significantly less in state and federal funds, resulting in far less money overall to spend on educating their students. One of the results of this is that they can't afford to hire as many teachers per student and have a much higher student per teacher ratio (according to the 2009 reports).

      Obviously, many factors play a role in the quality of education. However, Akron.. the district this woman rejected... receives FAR more in both state and federal funding and the residents there pay a less percentage of their education costs and their students enjoy a smaller class size than the one to which this this woman chose to send her children. If there are inequities involved it is definitely not based on resources since the worse school receives far more funding both in general and from outside sources than the better one. Plus the local taxpayers of Akron aren't picking up as much of the tab for educating their students as the taxpayers of the suburbs are.

      January 26, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • lobo feroz

      Our country worships money... only.. well i only live here until i escape again.. $$$$ where ur treasure is ur heart

      surely we are babylon the great and only think we are blessed by God.. maybe once but i doubt it..

      we are not the hero, screw law..

      January 26, 2011 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  4. rocketD

    SHAME on you, Summit County! For all the parents out there who couldn't care less about their children's education, you punish the one who cares enough to try to make a difference for hers? You sentence a woman to jail time for enrolling her kids in a better school?! How is that going to help the situation? Shame, shame, shame.

    January 26, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  5. THThite

    That's right, lock her in jail. Guarentee'd to make her a better person and make her kids better off. DANGEROUS PEOPLE such as this definitely dont deserve to be fined, it's straight to jail now!

    January 26, 2011 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sutler

      She is dangerous...I mean who on earth would wear black and white stripes in jail?! Today's fashion is the all too popular orange jumpsuit.

      January 26, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cedric

      hey Sutler,
      where did you go to school...did you live in the projects or subsidized housing? if you've never lived there, do you have an idea of what it's like? I don't blame this woman for trying to make her children's lives better...look, you complain if they are on welfare, and then you complain if they try to get themselves out of poverty. Did you complain or do anything about the bank bailout, or the fact that the treasury department if full of former Goldman Sach's employees...you probably didn't, but yeah, lets join Sutler and complain about this woman ripping off society...give me a break you idiot...

      January 26, 2011 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  6. William

    So she should go to jail!?!? Ohio is practicing apartheid!

    January 26, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sutler

      And proud of it!

      O – H!

      January 26, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Oh please!

      You offended Gawd thrice: a widower aka single-parent, children, now orphan children. It will be mercy if the deputy Eric Holden git you! Because Gawd don't like ugly!

      January 26, 2011 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
  7. NIcky

    What a complete farce! Jailing this poor woman for caring enough to get her kids into a better school? Giving her a felony record so she can't become a teacher and better her life and the lives of her kids. This school district, this judicial system and all the people involved should be jailed. If the school in her town weren't up to standards then she should have been able to use her father's, are you telling me he wasn't paying school taxes even though his kids were grown?
    Shame on all of you, you just created three more lifelong dependants on our system!

    January 26, 2011 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sutler

      With a response like that I would say four! :P

      She was paying school taxes, but not for the school she was sending her kids to. Big difference.

      January 26, 2011 at 12:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • LeeBee

      I agree! Where I live at least 20 – 25% of the students DO NOT live in this town. They use relatives addresses, etc. so they can go to school here instead of their hometown. The school seems to look the other way.

      January 26, 2011 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • MostlyAmused

      1) You don't pay school taxes for a specific school. You pay for the district and hope the school your kids are zoned for is half-way decent.

      2) The GRANDFATHER, who has no minor children, pays taxes for education anyway.

      3) His granddaughters live at least parttime with him.

      4) People are stingy and mean.

      January 26, 2011 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cedric

      Hey Nicky,
      I couldn't have said it better than you....of all the responses, you make the best sense...particularly the point about how the system just created three more dependants...as I read this woman's story, I couldn't get past the feeling I had that this had somethng to do with the woman's race. I am not sure of the ethnic areas in Ohio, but this seems to be sending a chilling effect to anyone else who is doing this, or either thinking of doing it. possibly the effect they were trying to send...

      January 26, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  8. D'ed if you do and D'ed if you dont

    Beezo.....how about you learn to speak proper english before posting a retarded comment such as the one you posted. They still have hooked on phonics. GET ONE ! You should go to the school where she sent her children so they can teach you how to speak/ write or whatever it is that hogwash was !!

    January 26, 2011 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Oh please!

      I am speaking hee-ick language.

      January 26, 2011 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • lobo feroz

      i hope you speak spanish or are learning chinese as you wont get a good job being mono lingual no matter how well you use spell check.. i would rather speak 5 languages to communicate than 1 to please you.. besides grammar and the rules like law are just made by men and not too long ago.. just rules.. live and die by your own rules tough guy

      January 26, 2011 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Kay

    This is a shame. This woman actually cares about her daughters' education and wants to become a teacher. Why is she is jail and now have a record and NOW unable to teach to better her family's future? This is a crime!

    January 26, 2011 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sutler

      You're right it is a crime: the mother deserves what she got for breakin' the law, breakin' the law, breakin' the law. Oh, if only she had paid the school taxes in the other school district, would she not be in this predicament. Oh, hindsight is always 20/20.

      January 26, 2011 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ambro

      Reading most of these comments reveals the problem we have in America...relativeism. She broke the law, it is stealing to do what she did and cost the school district money because they were educating students for which they were not receiving funding. It is actually quite simple. Add to that the fact that she was living in government housing for which she doesn't even pay taxes for in the district to which she belongs. And please, explain why we always have to claim that it has to do with the color of our skin. The school district tried to work out a deal with the family, but they were the ones that pushed it into the courts and lost. We all want what is best for our children, but doing it dishonestly has consequenses. The answer here was very simple. Give up her own apartment, move in with the father/grandfather as she claimed...now she has more money availble to her and she legaly lives in the district that she needs to have the best for her kids. But no, she wants to have what she wants and for that she was willing to risk getting caught. Both black and white families get caught doing this all over the country for various academic, athletic and safety advantages. The difference between her and the others that get caught...they back down and don't fight to be right. There are rules/laws by which we must all live by...if we do not like those laws then it is up to us to fight for reform and to do it within the system or pay the consequenses. Though I empathize with this womans plight, I would not want her to teach my children the philosophy by which she has lived...good intentions does not make what she did right.

      January 26, 2011 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Joan

    Wow, so now its a "bad" thing to want what is best for your kids? You can actually go to jail for wanting a better life and education for your children? So.. let me get this straight, your from the ghetto and you should stay there with your kids and not even TRY for a better life?

    January 26, 2011 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sutler

      Nope, all you have ot do is relocate to a better school district and whalla! Better education for you kid. Until then, keep your drug-dealing kids out of my district.

      January 26, 2011 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Oh please!

      You are evil!

      January 26, 2011 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • lobo feroz

      its not race its $$... pure and simple.. and since the "crisis" (which will get wayyyy worse) the gap has widened in past 2 years... rich getting richer, poor getting poorer.. the stock market going up is fake and not on fundamentals but those that had money at the time got more rich, as did the banks, on purpose..heck, even the FED is making money! are you? jeje

      the revolution will be televised.. I pray for judgment on our country.. but it already has arrived.. we are so lucky as we our too powerful and power corrupts..

      January 26, 2011 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Cay

    I'm not going to argue that she broke the law, because she obviously did. What I think is sad is that a mother who cares about her childrens' education, and isn't just some welfare mom (she's working and is getting her degree) HAS to break the law in order to get her child a better education. I think rather than arguing whether she should be put in jail or not, we should be looking at the school system and asking ourselves why this was necessary in the first place.

    January 26, 2011 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Oh please!

      Cay this woman had the book thrown viciously at her, publicly humiliated: three agencies whose usual and customary business should not connect, jailed, loss income and posted nationally and worldwide as an effigy and warnings to others aka them people. I think that is a bit extreme and worthy of outside scrutiny.

      January 26, 2011 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jessica

      Actually, she *is* some "welfare mom" since she had a job but claimed she had no income and was living in government housing illegally.

      January 28, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  12. ???

    It's not her fault! It's the systems...!!!! yeh, right

    January 26, 2011 at 1:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Oh please!

      Are you the DA, the principal, or one of those crazy school board members?

      January 26, 2011 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • lobo feroz

      who makes these laws.. some dead people..still alive... how many people are in jail since nancy reagan's war on drugs.. its all a scam so states can spend money.. now they have to free people and cant tell u there is nothing to worry about since they are harmless as they spent so much time making you afraid.. we are all criminals and all are breaking the law..

      January 26, 2011 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  13. mE

    {{{{{{{{{{{{ TOSSING THE RACE CARD IN }}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}

    January 26, 2011 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      NO THEY TOSSED IT FIRST. That school board did too much hurt! You're in the business to educate not to maliciously destroy a child's home and parent!

      January 26, 2011 at 2:02 pm | Report abuse |
  14. me

    Well thats Awsome ..... im glad to see that this country has become kin on money that we lost track of what we were suppose to be working towards. no wonder other country are richer in education then the us. I pay taxes for a school I haven't been to in years: I think its pathetic that 'paying taxes' are that school is even an issue. so we pay for kids education every freakin year by paying for books an supply n the poor woman's father is probably paying taxes n he doesn't even have kids in school any longer. all I can say is wow to all the people who are even greedy enough to think this should be considered a crime.

    January 26, 2011 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Joan

    OMG – that is just wrong. 12 credits away from a teaching certificate and now because she wanted her children in a better school she will never achieve that dream. What is real motive here????

    January 26, 2011 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
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