Ohio mother jailed for lying to send kids to better school district 

Here's a rather depressing sign of the times:

Kelley Williams-Bolar was convicted of lying about her residency to get her daughters into a better school district.

"It's overwhelming. I'm exhausted," she said. "I did this for them, so there it is. I did this for them."

Williams-Bolar decided four years ago to send her daughters to a highly ranked school in neighboring Copley-Fairlawn School District.

But it wasn't her Akron district of residence, so her children were ineligible to attend school there, even though her father lived within the district's boundaries.

The school district accused Williams-Bolar of lying about her address, falsifying records and, when confronted, having her father file false court papers to get around the system.

Schools can't fire bad and sometimes even criminally negligent teachers without the union coming down them. But try and get your kids into a better, neighboring school in a district where their father pays taxes? Well, I think we know what a monstrous transgression that is.

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