Poll: Lying to Get Kids Into a Better School

school-yardWould you lie about where you live in order to help your kids get into a better school in a safer environment?

Kelley Williams-Bolar recently found herself with 10 days of jailtime (plus 2 years of probation and 80 hours of community service) when she lied about the town where her children lived in Ohio.  Williams-Bolar lived in an unstable town and wanted to provide her two daughters with a better education in a safer environment. 

Since her father lived in a town with a better school, Williams-Bolar listed his address when registering her girls in 2006.  In 2009, she was arrested, charged with tampering records, and then convicted for felony.

While Williams-Bolar is not the first parent to lie about her address in order to get her kids in a better school, she is the first to be charged for doing so.  Some are surprised by the harsh conviction, wondering why her particular case was brought to court.  Now, she is faced with the extra burden of serving out her sentence while trying to raise her daughters.

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