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Kelly Williams Bolar

Them's That Got Shall Have: Criminalizing Parents Who Steal Free Education

Tressie McMillan Cottom | Posted 12.16.2012 | Education
Tressie McMillan Cottom

To charge a parent with "stealing" public education is to admit that not all schools are created equal. Do we really believe that school districts would hire private investigators if the parent were enrolling her student in a school poorer than the one in her home district?

Kelley Williams-Bolar Case Highlights Schools' Efforts To ID Fake Student Addresses

AP | KANTELE FRANKO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Kelley Williams-Bolar, alarmed after her home was broken into, yanked her two daughters out of their urban Akron, Ohio, schools...

Rev. Sharpton Lends His Support To Ohio Mom Convicted Of Lying For Better School

AP | MEGHAN BARR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

AKRON, Ohio — A woman convicted of a felony for using her father's address to enroll her children in a neighboring school district should be "sa...

After Case Over School District Residency, Mother Tells Her Side Of The Story

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

After being convicted of falsifying records so that her children could attend a better school, Kelley Williams-Bolar served nine days in jail and is c...