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          How Far Would You Go for Your

          March 04, 2011

          Would you risk breaking the law for your children’s education? What about for their safety? One mom made headlines when she landed in jail after lying about her daughters’ address, so they could attend a school in a safer district. Did her punishment fit the crime?

          Residence Fraud
          Kelley, a single mom, was prosecuted, convicted and sent to jail for listing her father’s address as her daughters’ residence, so they could attend school in a safer district. Kelley was convicted of two felony counts for tampering with government documents. Did Kelley’s punishment fit the crime? Plus, Reverend Al Sharpton, who held a rally in support of Kelley, faces off with a columnist who disagrees.

          “They were the worst days of my life, ever.” 

          Forever a Felon?
          Rebecca is a single mom whose twins attend Copley-Fairlawn High School. She has a strong opinion about what Kelley did. And, hear from Kelley’s 16-year-old daughter, Kayla, on how she feels about her mom’s actions. Plus, should Kelley spend the rest of her life as a convicted felon? Ohio Governor John R. Kasich weighs in. And, learn how residence fraud and fighting it in court steals funds from schools.

          “I never said that I was perfect.” 

          Street Corner Punishment
          When Ronda’s 15-year-old son, James, was failing in school, she tried everything she could think of to motivate him to get better grades. Nothing seemed to work, so she came up with an idea. She joins the show via phone to share how it worked.

          Do you think embarrassing your child is a good technique to encourage better grades? 

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