Sharpton backs full pardon for Kelley Williams-Bolar

A new voice is lending support for the case of Kelley Williams-Bolar, the Akron, Ohio mom that spent nine days in jail for falsifying records enrolling her daughters in Fairlawn-Copley School District.

Civil rights leader Al Sharpton was at the “Rally for Justice” to talk about equality in our education system.

More than 600 people packed the Mountain of the Lord Church.

Kelley Williams-Bolar’s case is touching a nerve with parents everywhere. Some call it a race issue. Others say this is a cry for open enrollment.

“We cannot have one nation that goes by zip codes. Either you have one nation or you don’t have one nation,” Reverend Sharpton said.

“Maybe the rules need to be changed. Maybe open enrollment needs to be revamped,” Reverend Phyllis DeHart said.

Sharpton is urging the governor to pardon Bolar so that she might continue pursuing a teaching career.