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Public schools in the state have experienced a sharp decline in enrollment this year as covert forced millions into online schools. California Department of Education says the number of students that K through 12 schools dropped by more than 160,000 this academic year, most of them at the primary school level. The exodus was led by white students who account for less than a quarter of the school's population, but represent about half of the departing students. Superintendent of public instruction. Tony Thurman called the numbers concerning but said officials are optimistic Enrollment will rebound is more campuses reopened, and the California Assembly has marked this Earth Day by passing a bill that aims to ban so called forever chemicals used in food, packaging and other products. These substances collectively known as P fuss have been linked to health problems, including cancer, thyroid disease and reproductive issues. We're now from Kcrw's Gerald Saxman. The bill addresses a group of some 9000 man made chemicals dubbed Forever Chemicals because of their resistance to breaking down in the environment and in the human body. The federal government says companies that use P fast myself certified that their products are safe. But San Francisco lawmaker felt, Ng says that's not good enough Assembly bill 1200 would require manufacturers to use safer alternatives in food wrappers, boxes and the like. It would also require makers of cookware to disclose the use of pee fast and other hazardous chemicals in their products. The bill passed the democratically controlled assembly on a 43 to 12 vote and now heads to the state Senate. And this KCRW sterile SAS been reporting support for NPR come from CFP certified financial planner professionals. Focused on providing holistic financial planning from retirement and investments to taxes and estate planning and the client's best interest. Let's make a plan dot Oh, our gene. It's 4 35. This.