I was a child of this situation growing up. We moved away to a crappy part of town and the schools sucked so I continued to go to my old school getting there via public transportation. Back then, they didn't check as thoroughly where the child resided to we used our old address for years. They finally caught me when they mailed a letter to that address and it was returned. I was immediately withdrawn.
My experience doesn't make me agree with this woman. Maybe not as severely as jail, but she should have been penalized for sending her kids to school out of district. I am raising my kids in one of the most successful public school districts in metro Atlanta but that's because I reside here. I'm sure we are the poorest family here but that's the sacrifice I make to ensure my kids have a decent education. Like me, she could have moved into her desired district, just giving up other luxuries. It's not fair she took from that other school district without residing there. Yeah, yeah, I know her dad lives there but she was still morally wrong.
She's living in a state that allows vouchers, she was one of over 100 cases that were investigated and she was the ONLY one to make the school system take her to trial (all others were either exonerated, paid to have their kids stay, or moved their children) and she fought this in courts for over two years.
If she's got that much available time, energy and money, I don't know why she just didn't use the voucher system to get her kids into a better school.
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I think if I where her I would have signed papers giving the grandpa temporary custody. Problem solved.
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