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Ohio Mom Kelley Williams-Bolar Jailed for Sending Kids to Better School District

I'm so disgusted right now I could spit.

And then, there's this jackass editorial: Tough case, but fraud in this case is still fraud Parents still aren't entitled to steal

I don't agree that this editorial is "fair". It's subjective. From a Copley resident that can sit and judge from Copley. He has NO IDEA what it's like for that family in the projects. He said, "A reader sent me an e-mail last week that said, ''I know people who teach in Copley-Fairlawn schools, and they commented that if the children were involved in sports or extremely gifted, the authorities would have looked the other way.


"It's easy to toss out blanket accusations. If you want to be taken seriously, provide some specifics."

But THEN, he said,"The surprising thing is not that so many children get into trouble there, but that some of them actually make it out intact."

Where then I SAY, "RUBBISH. It's easy to toss out blanket statements. If you want to be taken seriously, provide some specifics."

Don't you hate it when your own words bite back at you...

When I worked in social work, I had grown men from the projects, who were trying to make a difference talk to me WEEPING about how children in the hood were woken up by a mother, an aunt or uncle or older brother, yelled at to get out of bed and get to school. The kids literally ate cheetos for breakfast - so, they're actually malnourished. And then were taunted and yelled at on the way to school. Told they were NOTHING from literally the time they woke up. And they hadn't even gotten to school yet...

He ended his editorial with "falsifying documents to defraud a school is no different than falsifying documents to defraud a doctor, a plumber or anyone else." - Yes it is. Yes it is. Yes it is. There's children's lives and their well-being involved - our society's future. And that's "different" than the plumbing.

I get it, she broke the law, but the punishment does NOT fit the crime.

This situation is extremely sad. And if you can't see the gray area involved, your heart is turning black.

There is no "equality of opportunity" - what a CROCK OF SHIT.

Maybe we should do away with private schools...? Every school be a public one. And put all those little assholes in uniforms. So, there's less elitist bullshit in the very fabric of what they're wearing. If everyone's children had to go to the same school - you'd be DAMN CERTAIN that the rich wouldn't put up with less than excellent standards.

I think I need to be in-charge... HA.

Look, I don't know what the answer is... But, what we're doing isn't it. And I just find this whole thing heart-breaking.

If you're so inclined, you don't have to be from Ohio. Please sign: Gov. John Kasich: Pardon Kelley Williams-Bolar -- she shouldn't go to jail for protecting her kids