Gov. John Kasich: Pardon Kelley Williams-Bolar -- she shouldn't go to jail for protecting her kids

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Dan Knoll
9 years ago
And the point I forgot, perhaps the main one, is why are we punishing a financially struggling parent,and yes, African-American as well, as the selected 'example', to make an example out of? (yup,ended that with a preposition..) Why was she chosen, and not the thousands of other well-off parents and relatives who are guilty of playing the same bs "district game".Why choose her, of this worng act-parents being dishonest about their all-important zip code/school district., Yes, it was wrong, but criminal? Parents doing the wrong thing out of their children's concern, in a broken, deeply flawed classist system, and trying to do the best for a child without a choice.? It all seems so against out founding principles as a county. (just my 2cents...)

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Dan Knoll
9 years ago
I know this activity occurs, and it occurs most often in wealthy, privileged zip codes, where the public school system punishes children whose parents are poor. A system that doesn't address the cruel and un-American inequalities of the funding of public schools, and is a shame of our wealthy country built upon ideas of possiblities, social concern, and "give us your poor,yearning to be free..".

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Mohammed ///
9 years ago
.. I know it is the child who chooses which institution he likes .. parents should listen to their children in all cases ..

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Deborah Latham-White
9 years ago
I am an Ohioan. The real crime is the fact that the school in Ms. Williams-Bolar district was not up to par. As a mother, I can understand why she sent her children to another district school. Even you have stated that her actions are understandable. What I cannot support is taking away her future because of what she did. I have sat and listened to you talk about the support that the women of this state deserve. I do not believe that Kelly Williams-Bolar should be excluded from that effort. I am a teacher and I know how much work goes into earning a degree in the field and what a true life changing experience it will be for her and her family once she has completed her degree work. I cannot see the sense in removing her from her family or ruining her future over this situation.

It is time to put your words into action and grant fully clemency in this case.

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Mohammed ///
9 years ago
I am with you and against others who have no roots and have a misconduct ..
help me and sign my petition

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ella holt
9 years ago
thats the crazest law i have ever heard of puting a woman in jail for puting her childern in the wrong school took her away from her children and for what hurt the children more then her ,need to worry about people hurting children and mistreating them and thats just crazy in my book [10 years] dont know about the laws in this country

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Ruth Rogers
10 years ago
The legal system was designed to help people with good intentions, not hurt them, guide people so that they would not be hurt. That was the reason for laws in the first place.

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Jennifer Phillips
10 years ago
The appropriate thing to do in this situation would have been to simply remove the children from the school - not put the mother in jail. That is would be OUTRAGEOUS!

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Maureen Almeida
10 years ago
I'm very glad that Ms. Williams-Bolar won! Perhaps, if the government provided better schools in the poorer areas of our communities, she wouldn't have had to go to that extreme! Good for her, and it just proves she's a very loving and good mother!

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WALTER BOTTELDOORNE
10 years ago
Kelley Williams-Bolar verleend clementie door Ohio gouverneur John Kasich