When Chicago closed her kids’ school, she decided to fight back

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Irene Robinson has had experiences that will sound familiar to many African-Americans in Chicago. Five years ago, when the city shuttered an unprecedented 50 schools, many of Irene’s grandchildren lost their schools and had to transfer to new ones. The school across the street from her house, Overton Elementary, closed too. It hit Irene especially hard because it was the place her own kids had...

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