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Five Years Jail Term for Seeking a Better Education for Your Child?

<a href="/blogs/yvettevignando/2012/03/01/five-years-jail-term-for-seeking-a-better-education-for-your-child">Five Years Jail Term for Seeking a Better Education for Your Child?</a>

I thought I’d misunderstood the headline: Homeless Mom Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for “Stealing” Son’s Education. How do you steal someone’s education? Did this mother forge her name on to her son’s graduation certificate, or masquerade as him during his University biology class? No – U.S. mother, Tanya McDowell, simply placed her five year old son in a school district in the United States in which she did not have permanent residence. When I investigated further, I found that the headline was not entirely accurate: McDowell was actually issued with a twelve year sentence, suspended after she serves the first five years. Read full article