Robin Hood

Robin Hood

This April 3, 2013 photo shows Rev. Robin Hood, who devotes time to ensure the safety of students at schools on Chicago's South Side. Hood works with organizations such as Mothers Opposed to Violence Everywhere and the anti-violence group CeaseFire to ensure that students and staff get to and from North Lawndale’s schools safely and to help reduce truancy. While the school serves as a safe haven for children during classroom hours, their journeys to and from home during the school year are subject to peril as they cross gang borders that divide Chicago's neighborhoods. As Chicago Public Schools prepares to close 54 schools in an attempt to rescue an academically and financially failing educational system, one of its greatest challenges will be safely maneuvering thousands of students to and from schools in the nation’s third-largest city. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

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