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McGee family went south to Park Forest

Fahima sent her two eldest children, Sateria and Tuscanne, to Langston Hughes, the elementary school in Roseland she had attended in the 1970s. But the school had changed, and discipline had become a problem. “Some-where along the line, something went wrong with our school system,” she says. “I found it really hard to believe once the school bell would ring, [the students] would come out fighting.”