Parents bond over closing of a Chicago public school
In 2013, Chicago Public Schools closed fifty schools as part of a restructuring. When Angela Ross found out her kids’ elementary school was closing, she could hardly believe it. Then Jeanette Ramann and other parents from a nearby Bronzeville school came to help with the transition. Today, Ross and Ramann are friends and fellow education advocates.
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This story was recorded as part of a collaboration between StoryCorps Chicago and The School Project