Tara Williams is fighting hard for her 12-year-old son, who has serious learning and behavior disabilities. She fears what lies ahead if he doesn’t get the help he needs from his public school on Chicago’s West Side.
A feisty and devoted single mom, Williams already has moved from one poor African-American neighborhood on the South Side to what she considers a safer neighborhood on the West Side.
She often wonders if her son would get more help if he lived in a better-off, mostly white neighborhood with more clout.
Williams’ hunch might be right.