Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Why Is Kelley Williams-Bolar In Jail For Sending Her Kids To A Better School? | Education | Change.org

Why Is Kelley Williams-Bolar In Jail For Sending Her Kids To A Better School? | Education | Change.org

Why Is Kelley Williams-Bolar In Jail For Sending Her Kids To A Better School?

In 2008, Kelley Williams-Bolar was just another single mom in Akron, Ohio, scrimping and saving to make sure her daughters had a better life. She was putting her kids first. Working for a teaching degree. Relying on the support of her father who lived nearby.

Tonight, she's sleeping in jail, facing three years of probation and the potential loss of her teaching career.

Why? Williams-Bolar simply sent her kids to school in a district where they did not live.

An African-American single mom living in public housing, Williams-Bolar was convicted of a felony for listing her father's address as her daughters' place of residence and sending them to school at nearby Copley-Fairlawn

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