Introduction: My husband has concerns that I am a bull in a china shop when it comes to this issue. He thinks I should be treating the administrators of our children’s schools with respect because they are fellow human beings with the capacity to do good. I on the other hand am FURIOUS that after nearly a DECADE this issue (and their attitude) persists within the administration of our public schools. So with that, here’s the e-mail that I sent to the Vice Principal of my children’s school tonight after she sent me an email (LINK HERE) essentially dismissing my concern and dismissing in full the recommendation of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) on their standards of what levels of lead in school water is safe. Because, yah, her opinion matters over the AAP official recommendation from more than a year ago! (August 2017). I am not Ghandi. I am not Mother Theresa. I am Tamara Rubin and I am pissed off that the Portland Public School district thinks they can fuck with our (collective) children’s health. Link for supporting documentation.
Sabrina van E. says
I am continually impressed with your ability to cut the B.S. and call people out when they are full of it. Thank you for advocating for children, even when people WHOSE JOB IT IS TO PROTECT CHILDREN will not. Shame on PPS! Shame on everyone who looks the other way when children are being poisoned! Can’t even fathom what is wrong with people, and how they can sleep at night.
Hi Sabrina, thank you! – T