Do school districts pick on poor parents?

In a report on a homeless Connecticut woman who is facing criminal charges for using a false address to enroll her son in a public school, the Associated Press asks whether school districts and local governments are treating poor parents unfairly by selectively prosecuting them. Tanya McDowell, whose case we’ve written about extensively, appears in court in Norwalk today to face charges of felony larceny for enrolling her 5-year-old in school using her friend’s public housing address. (The city, not the school district, is bringing the charges against McDowell.)

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