Parents in all zip codes have issues with their child’s education. The affluent City of Malibu is no exception. Recently, parents of Malibu High School made national news due to toxic levels of PCB’s found in some of their children’s classroom. Students and teachers started to become seriously ill, so a group of parents decided to take action. They formed an organization called Malibu Unites For Healthy Schools. Together these parents are fighting to ensure the students and teachers of their school are safe.
Safe schools. Is that too much to ask as a parent and taxpayer? Apparently in this case, yes. These parents have received push back from their school district, Santa Monica-Malibu. According to the testing done by the district, they feel the school is safe for students and teachers to spend their day. The parents disagree. Many parents are so concerned they have decided to homeschool their children. One celebrity Mom, Cindy Crawford, even offered to pay for comprehensive testing of the school. The district declined.
These parents are continuing to fight for safe classrooms and feel this is just the beginning. They are concerned for all schools built before 1979. They believe other children and teachers are at risk of PCB exposure in older classrooms. Visit their website for more information.
PAL is proud to stand with these amazing parents in support of safe classrooms. In fact, we strongly believe parents should support other parents in their struggles to ensure students have a quality learning experience. We hope you will listen to parents’ educational issues and stand with them in support of their children and community. Parents should not have to fight so hard to ensure their children have a great education, but we do. We will continue to dedicate time and effort asking decision-makers to do the right thing because our children and their futures depend on it.