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Poll: Lying to Get Kids Into a Better School

Monday, February 7th, 2011

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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Justin Bieber Supports Pencils of Promise

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

bieber-pencilsofpromiseIf you read our latest interview with Justin Bieber, you read about his support for Pencils of Promise (PoP).  

Pencils of Promise is a non-profit organization that partners with local communities to build sustainable schools and provide educational tools to children in developing countries. 

PoP’s mission started when the founder (Adam Braun) asked a child on the streets of India what he wanted most in the world.  The child’s answer, “A pencil.”  Since then, PoP has made it a mission to provide children when pencils and pens to help them on the road to education.

So far, PoP has focused on building schools in Laos and Nicaragua, with 15 schools already built, 8 schools currently being built, and 4 upcoming schools. 

You can visit Pencils of Promise to volunteer for building missions, create a fundraiser, and donate money through the purchase of PoP gifts such as (seen in the photo on the right) a tag necklace created by FAWN by Jennifer Fisher Jewelry.

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