There are some people in jail in this country for some pretty silly things, but I think this story might take the cake. Going to jail for attempting to send your kids to a better school is quite simply absurd.
Of course, it makes no sense whatsoever to draw arbitrary lines on a map and then make kids go to their “neighborhood school,” but that is the way we do things in this country. Of course, this woman is just one of many who would like better schools for their kids, but our current, socialized educational system still manages to have wide gaps between rich and poor. Hopefully New Mexico policymakers will embark upon ambitious reforms during the 2011 legislative session, including some robust school choice programs like tax credits.