Should parents do jail time for ‘stealing’ an education?

“Feb. 22, Tanya McDowell of Bridgeport, Conn., was sentenced to several years in jail for larceny. What did she steal? A public education for her 6-year-old son in the nearby Norwalk school district. (The McDowells live outside the Norwalk district’s boundaries.) Last September, Akron, Ohio, mother Kelley Williams-Bolar narrowly missed serving time behind bars for two felony convictions stemming from enrolling her two daughters in a better public school. And in Rochester, N.Y., Yolanda Miranda was recently charged with grand larceny for district-hopping her five children.”

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