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I recently discussed a (startling) case in which a homeless mother was sentenced to 12 years in prison for, among other things, “stealing an education.” This charge of first-degree larceny came after Tanya McDowell falsified her residency information in order to enroll her 6-year-old son in a neighboring school district. I thought it was crazy–yet…

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Mar 02 2012

On Stealing an Education

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You read it right: an education can be stolen. Tanya McDowell, a homeless woman from Bridgeport, recently pleaded guilty to first degree larceny for fraudulently using her babysitter’s address to enroll her 6-year-old son in the neighboring town of Norwalk. As a result, she was sentenced to 12 years in prison. She only wanted a…

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