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January 28th, 2011
10:00 AM ET

Video: Ohio mom jailed in school residency case

An Ohio mom was sent to jail for sending her kids to a district she allegedly did not live in.


Filed under: 360° Radar • Crime & Punishment
soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Terri - Ohio

    It needs to be understood that the bulk of school funding in Ohio is from local school district taxes, so if Ms. Bolar does not live in the district, she is not paying for the use of the schools. School districts in Ohio are all currently under the gun, going back to residents with levy after levy, year after year, largely failing. This type of funding has been declared unconstitutional in Ohio, yet nothing is being done. While I feel for Ms. Bolar's situation, until Ohio's school funding problem is fixed, she needs to send her children to the schools that she pays taxes too, period.

    January 29, 2011 at 12:44 am |
  2. Sharon Baker

    They need someone to make an example of. The reality is that this happens all over the nation.We should want our kids to have the best education possible. Did anyone bother to look at school system in the district she lived in? Mother knows best. I'm sorry it had to happen to her. But in that case about 90 percent of America is guilty of this.

    January 28, 2011 at 7:40 pm |
  3. j.atkinson

    This case is about the inequities that exist between the poor and others. No child should be denied an "excellent with distinction" education because of socio economic status. The structural defects in society, however, ensure that the disadvantaged stay that way. This woman should not have been jailed. The principal of the school, rather than pursuing her, should have been advocating for those in need. Shame on him and the rest of his cronies. Unfortunately, people of colour, are most likely to be the disadvantaged and the systemic racism that exists, however covert, has to be addressed by us all, regardless of colour, gender, economic status or race. I hope that this family succeeds and that both mother and children accomplish what could be denied to them because of their lack of money.

    January 28, 2011 at 6:42 pm |