“As if high school is not hard enough...”

Growing up, Tierra Jackson struggled through the Chicago school system.

As a teenager, she enrolled in a high school where John Horan was the dean.

John invited Tierra, who is now 23, back to the school to sit down for StoryCorps.

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Recorded in Chicago, Illinois
Produced by Jasmyn Belcher
Facilitated by Yasmin Peña
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