Tuesday, May 22, 2007

When Only The Best Will Do

A quick poll, how many of you know anyone who used a relative or friends address so their kids could attend a better school? Chances are the number is quite high. The quality of schools and districts is anything but equal, and as long as that's the case, you're going to have situations like this.

Mom clear in school flap: Jury sides with woman who fought felony charges over whether kids belonged in Marietta schools.

Jeanine Echols says she wanted the best schools for her three kids. The city of Marietta says it wanted Echols to live in the city or pay the school system that educates her children. The clash led prosecutors to file 16 felony charges against Echols, alleging that she lied about where she lived so her children could attend Marietta schools. Echols faced up to 80 years in prison, but jurors in Cobb County found her not guilty of all charges Friday.

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