School Enrollment Fraud Points to Larger Issue

May 20, 2011  |  

(The Grio) — Wayne McKenzie wasn’t satisfied with the schools his Crown Heights neighborhood had to offer his children.  “[As parents], we feel it’s our duty to get the kids, our kids, in the best schools possible and sometimes those schools are out of your neighborhood,” he said.  McKenzie was able to send his two youngest sons to a private school in lower Manhattan which caters to low-income families. But the Brooklyn father said he sympathizes with parents who cannot afford a similar solution.  Earlier this year, a Ohio mother was convicted of multiple felonies and served jail time for falsifying her home address to get her two children into better schools.

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