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Mark4myself
01-26-2011, 04:15 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/video/us-15749625/mom-jailed-for-sending-kids-to-better-school-23973624

Jail is not the answer in my opinion. Was she wrong? Yes. Were her intentions good? Yes. She did what she did for the sake of her children. The situation is worsened for those children by putting their mother in jail. I'm not condoning what she did but I do understand why she did what she did.

Patch
01-26-2011, 04:21 PM
I blame the Republicans.

Kedd
01-26-2011, 04:22 PM
What a ridiculous thing the school system did

Kedd
01-26-2011, 04:23 PM
Jeez.

Kedd
01-26-2011, 04:23 PM
And it's a fucking felony?

Kedd
01-26-2011, 04:24 PM
What the fucking fuck!?

Ryan Elliott
01-26-2011, 04:26 PM
I blame the Republicans.


Me too.

GrandeMaestro F√ľnke
01-26-2011, 04:27 PM
That's fucked up what they did. The mom's not hurting anyone.

My mom put me into a better elementary school that wasn't in my district. We eventually moved to a neighborhood in that district.

Foolish Mortal
01-26-2011, 04:28 PM
*sigh* Just so depressing.

Ray G.
01-26-2011, 04:28 PM
Seems way too harsh. The judge seems like she wanted to make an example out of the woman.

Given that it'll keep her from getting her teaching degree, I can see a lot of pressure for a pardon. The jail sentence (ten days) isn't the concern, really.

Kedd
01-26-2011, 04:29 PM
Seems way too harsh. The judge seems like she wanted to make an example out of the woman.

Given that it'll keep her from getting her teaching degree, I can see a lot of pressure for a pardon. The jail sentence (ten days) isn't the concern, really.

Seriously, the ten days is stupid, but it's nothing compared to the rest of the wrong in this whole scenario

Roman Noodles
01-26-2011, 04:29 PM
"Technically, she was arrested for fraud, and not for sending her children to a better school. Try to get your facts straight and your bias limited!"

(And thus ends my impression of a shit-stirrer.)

;)

Thudpucker
01-26-2011, 04:30 PM
I saw this earlier today, pretty fucked up.

The main problem is that Ohio funds it's schools primarily thru property taxes. It causes a lot of jealousy apparently, hiring private detectives and offering 100.00 bounties for turning in fellow parents breaking the zoning rules is common. Rich communities are willing to go to extremes to keep the riff raff out.

Ray G.
01-26-2011, 04:32 PM
Seriously, the ten days is stupid, but it's nothing compared to the rest of the wrong in this whole scenario

And even a tough-on-crime politician could say "She served her sentence, and this is about a second chance". It's a classic case for the governor to score a few points.

Thudpucker
01-26-2011, 04:35 PM
And it's a fucking felony?

No, tampering with records is the a third-degree felony offense.

http://www.npr.org/2011/01/26/133246495/Parents-Cross-Lines-To-Get-Kids-Into-Good-Schools

She falsified affidavits after she was caught. That's the crime the jury convicted her of.

Bill Nolan
01-26-2011, 04:42 PM
She was always able to put her kids in better schools, if she was willing to pay for it. Instead she made other people pay for it. And then, apparently, kept making things worse for herself, legally.

Ray G.
01-26-2011, 04:43 PM
No, tampering with records is the a third-degree felony offense.

http://www.npr.org/2011/01/26/133246495/Parents-Cross-Lines-To-Get-Kids-Into-Good-Schools

She falsified affidavits after she was caught. That's the crime the jury convicted her of.

Seems like she made a lot of bad choices, unfortunately.

Shane W
01-26-2011, 04:44 PM
False title, mom was jailed for breaking the law.

Roman Noodles
01-26-2011, 04:45 PM
"Technically, she was arrested for fraud, and not for sending her children to a better school. Try to get your facts straight and your bias limited!"

(And thus ends my impression of a shit-stirrer.)

;)


False title, mom was jailed for breaking the law.

*cough*

Shane W
01-26-2011, 04:46 PM
*cough*


Are you THAT needy?

Roman Noodles
01-26-2011, 04:48 PM
Are you THAT needy?

At least my shit stirring was facetious. :innocent:



;)

A.Huerta
01-26-2011, 05:08 PM
The "law" gets really anal when money is involved. Pretty sad.

Alex(sadly)Maleev
01-26-2011, 05:19 PM
Sexist.

Scaramouche
01-26-2011, 05:21 PM
It's sad that she had to go to those lengths just to get her daughter in a decent school.
And with more and more cuts in education spending, it's only going to get worse.

Taxman
01-26-2011, 05:54 PM
I saw this earlier today, pretty fucked up.

The main problem is that Ohio funds it's schools primarily thru property taxes. It causes a lot of jealousy apparently, hiring private detectives and offering 100.00 bounties for turning in fellow parents breaking the zoning rules is common. Rich communities are willing to go to extremes to keep the riff raff out.I remember doing Ohio income tax returns and having to direct income taxes to the right school district. I was a really messy system they had there, but maybe I am remembering it wrong.

Patch
01-26-2011, 05:55 PM
It'd be really cool if we lived in a world where the other parents of the school this mother was sending her kids to pooled together and paid the cost of sending her kids there (costs that I suggest were a bit inflated by the prosecution).

dEnny!
01-26-2011, 05:57 PM
It'd be really cool if we lived in a world where the other parents of the school this mother was sending her kids to pooled together and paid the cost of sending her kids there (costs that I suggest were a bit inflated by the prosecution).

Sounds like Socialism.

Patch
01-26-2011, 05:57 PM
Sounds like Socialism.

Sounds like caring.

--sigh--

Ryan Elliott
01-26-2011, 05:58 PM
Sounds like caring.

--sigh--


Fuck that. Bitch should get a better job.

LOLAmerican

The Funketeer
01-26-2011, 06:49 PM
We have people do that in my school all the time. We just kick em back to their real district. Sending her to jail is just ridiculous.

xyzzy
01-26-2011, 06:57 PM
It'd be really cool if we lived in a world where the other parents of the school this mother was sending her kids to pooled together and paid the cost of sending her kids there (costs that I suggest were a bit inflated by the prosecution).

It's a public school. There is no cost. She just lives in a different district.

Patch
01-26-2011, 07:11 PM
It's a public school. There is no cost. She just lives in a different district.

I'm not even going to bother to help you with this one.

Andreas
01-26-2011, 07:13 PM
As her father lives in the other district, couldn't this be solved by simply declaring this her and the children's first place of residence and the other home her second place of residence? Students do this all the time when they study in another city or state. You have two places where you live, but decide yourself where you pay taxes.

Thudpucker
01-26-2011, 07:19 PM
We have people do that in my school all the time. We just kick em back to their real district. Sending her to jail is just ridiculous.

She wasn't sent to jail for sending her kids to school. She was sent to jail for falsifying affidavits.

xyzzy
01-26-2011, 07:21 PM
I'm not even going to bother to help you with this one.

What, am I wrong?

WillieLee
01-26-2011, 07:27 PM
Haha. You people are nutty.

Ray G.
01-26-2011, 07:27 PM
What, am I wrong?

No, it's one of those things that tends to happen in internet discussions. When a thread is in "outrage mode", anyone who disagrees, even if it's simply to correct a minor misconception, gets jumped on.

Scotty
01-26-2011, 07:54 PM
They should execute her. Teach the others out there for trying this.