Let Kelley Williams-Bolar Teach

  • by: Care2.com
  • target: Ohio Department of Education
Kelley Williams-Bolar was trying to give her daughters a better life, but after being convicted of a felony for it, her chance of improving their lives further may be taken away as well. After moving her daughters to a better school in a mainly White district, single-mom Kelley Williams-Bolar was charged with grand theft and falsifying records and given a 10 day jail sentence, 2 years of probation, and 80 hours of community service. The harshest part of the punishment, however, is that because she now has a felony on her record, she may never be able to teach with the teaching certificate she has worked so hard to get.

Any parent can understand Kelley’s desperation to give her kids a better education. In light of her felony conviction, the Ohio Department of Education will hold a hearing and decide whether or not Ms. Williams-Bolar will be allowed to teach in the state of Ohio. Tell the Ohio Department of Education that Kelley Williams-Bolar deserves the chance to give her children a better life by using the education she has earned and becoming a teacher.
Dear Ohio State Board of Education,
Single mother Kelley Williams-Bolar was charged with grand theft and falsifying records and given a 10 day jail sentence, 2 years of probation, and 80 hours of community service for sending her daughters to a better school outside of the district in which she lived. The harshest part of this punishment is that her felony conviction could stand in the way of Kelley attaining a stable and productive career with her teaching certificate.

I am shocked and saddened by the idea that Kelley Williams-Bolar may lose the opportunity to teach in the state of Ohio for trying to give her children a better education. I urge you to allow a woman with experience in the field to use the education that she has worked for. Kelley Williams-Bolar has been punished for her indiscretions in the state of Ohio, do not punish her family further by denying her a stable career.

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By becoming a teacher, Kelley Williams-Bolar can become a contributing member of her community and an example of perseverance. Allow her that chance by allowing her to become a teacher.
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