Friday, August 02, 2019
DOE Must Get The Lead Out
An investigation found 938 NYC classrooms, which includes many of the youngest students, are in classrooms that had lead paint levels that were considered a health risk. High levels of lead are associated with mental retardation, inattentiveness, behavioral problems, and low intelligence as the lead interferes with the developing brain in young children.
Worse, parents of these children in lead contaminated classrooms were kept in the dark by the DOE Is it any wonder these young children are potentially exposed to lead paint chips and, air pollution that negatively affects their academic ability.
I bet DOE headquarters have no lead problems. The DOE's children first policy is simply a joke.