Mother jailed for sending kids to better school
ABC News reports that an Ohio mother has been jailed for sending her children to a good school. Kelley Williams-Bolar had been sending her daughters to a school regarded as better than her own, but located in a different school district. She was convicted of lying about her residency in her paperwork to the school.
This case vividly shows how children get different opportunities based simply on where they grow up, and how parents are desperate to stop it. In other developed countries, schools are usually administered at the national level (or state level, like Germany). Running schools at the municipal level enforces school segregation by income, and poor neighborhoods must make do with poor schools. Please join us in our fight for fair schooling opportunities!