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Jun 22, 2009 There may be danger in rubber play surfaces

QUOTE: There's a growing debate about the safety of the recycled rubber chips used to cushion falls on many children's playgrounds.

Jul 25, 2007 English, Math Time Up in 'No Child' Era: 44% of Schools Polled Reduce Other Topics

QUOTE: The survey provides grist for critics who say the federal testing mandate has led educators to a radical restructuring of the public school curriculum in a quest to teach to new state tests. But backers of the law... say that without mastery of reading and math, students will be hampered in other areas.

Washington Post
Jun 15, 2007 Thomas the Tank Engine Toys Recalled Because of Lead Paint

QUOTE: The toy maker RC2 Corporation pulled a number of its Thomas & Friends trains and accessory parts off the shelves yesterday after learning that the red and yellow paint used to decorate more than 1.5 million of the toys contained lead.

New York Times