This Georgia case, where a mother was prosecuted for allegedly falsifying documents so that her children could attend school in a district other than where Echols resided, just illustrates the many dimensions that play into the school choice debate.

“…Echols defense attorney called the 16 felony charges overkill. They asked jurors to send a message that prosecutors have gone too far.

‘She wanted her children to get a good quality education in a situation where they would not be latch-key children, where they would not have to come home alone, where would not have to have a babysitter, where they would not have to have daycare, where their family would be responsible and take care of them,’ said attorney Vic Reynolds.”