Angela Perez Miller
Angela Perez Miller (1937-2007) was the daughter of Mexican immigrants who settled in Chicago in the 1920’s. Passionate about the education of Latino children, Miller spent 30 years as a teacher and administrator for Chicago Public Schools. After she retired from CPS, she served as a professor at DePaul University and the University of Illinois at Chicago. Holding two masters degrees and a doctorate in public policy analysis, Miller was recognized as an expert in bilingual education and educational policy. In addition, she was the board president of the Latino Institute, a civil rights think tank that addressed Latino concerns in Chicago.
Why this stop? The Kedzie Pink Line station is adjacent to the Near West Side where Miller lived as a child.
When did bilingual education at Chicago Public Schools start? 1950’s? 1960’s? Surprise—it was common in the 19th century! What languages? Find out here.