Sunday, April 24, 2011


Homeless woman prosecuted for enrolling son in Conn. school

By Liz Goodwin

"Connecticut authorities have filed theft charges against Tanya McDowell, a homeless woman, alleging that she used a false address to enroll her son in a higher-income school district, The Stamford Advocate reports. If she's convicted, McDowell may end up in jail for as many as 20 years and pay a $15,000 fine for the crime.

McDowell is a homeless single mother from Bridgeport who used to work in food services, is now at the center of one of the very few false address cases in the Norwalk, CT, school district that is being handled in criminal court--rather than between the parent and school. Authorities are accusing McDowell of enrolling her 5-year-old son in nearby Norwalk schools by using the address of a friend. (Her friend has also been evicted from public housing for letting McDowell use her address.)

McDowell says she stayed in a Norwalk homeless shelter sometimes--but she didn't register there, which would have made her son eligible to attend the school.
"I had no idea whatsoever that if you enroll your child in another school district, it becomes a crime," the 33-year-old told the paper.
An education advocacy group, Connecticut Parents Union, is holding a fundraiser to help McDowell pay the possible fine."

And remember, here they have time to fuss with a poor homeless woman trying to give her proginy a chance at life....better schooling.......and she gets arrested.....while the BANKSTERS who killed our economy and made off with BILLIONS....resting in their mansions (plural) maybe even getting HUGE BONUSES and STOCK OPTIONS.....inflated stock prices from FED gaming and pumping....targeted to rise while middle class Americans get PUMMELED from inflation and hard to find jobs....low paying ones when they do.....and profits at banks SKEWED large by change in accounting rules which ALLOW hiding LOSSES from punk housing prices.....what a great wonderful fair world we live in....thank you fearless, clueless paid off leaders.



SSK said...

pathetic, isnt it?

Duratek said...

I think so