An end to the thirst at Edgewood Elementary
I got a tip earlier this week that Edgewood Elementary School in West Baltimore was out of bottled water. While that may not be a crisis at a school where kids can get a drink from a water fountain, it's a serious problem at a school like Edgewood, where lead in the water pipes prevents the fountains from being turned on. And it gets hot inside an old school building without air conditioning. So, I'm told, kids were thirsty -- and, not surprisingly, having difficulty concentrating.
School system officials acknowledge that there was a problem with the Deer Park delivery to Edgewood. But they say 24 jugs for the cooler arrived on Tuesday when the school was closed for Election Day. Students should be thirsty no more.