Ald. Taliaferro, Progressive Caucus Demand Hearings on CPS Lead Contamination

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Education

Alderman Chris Taliaferro (29) and his colleagues in the Chicago City Council Progressive Reform Caucus announced on Monday they will introduce a resolution at the June 22 City Council meeting to demand hearings on the recent revelations around lead contamination in 14 Chicago Public Schools. “In 2016, it is outrageous that we must face the risk of putting our children in harm’s way just by sending them to school,” said Taliaferro. “Lead shouldn’t even be in our vocabulary in this day and age. We know how to get rid of lead. We know how to test for it. We know how to keep our kids safe from it. So that it is present in our schools must be unacceptable to us.” The Progressive Reform Caucus includes Ald. Leslie Hairston (5); Ald. Roderick Sawyer (6); Ald. Susan Sadlowski Garza (10); Ald. Toni Foulkes (16); Ald. David Moore (17); Ald. Ricardo Munoz (22); Ald. Chris Taliaferro (29); Ald. Scott Waguespack (32); Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35); Ald. Nick Sposato (38); and Ald. John Arena (45).

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