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Punishment for Making Hard Choices in a Crisis: Federal Prison

BY debraabritt
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Marguerite Roza
Posted January 27, 2022 on Education Next

This is a scenario we all know well: Responding to a crisis, the federal government quickly doles out sizable sums of relief dollars for schools with confusing rules about how education leaders can use it.

Here’s the part that’s maybe not so familiar: The federal government then discredits, prosecutes and imprisons an education leader for what amounts to a procedural error in spending the money, an error that (by the way) yields the leader no personal gain.

In this Education Next commentary, Marguerite Roza explains why every education leader should care about what happened to Julia Keleher.

Read the commentary

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