Watch: As Flint, Mich., Literacy Rates Plummet, Is Poisoned Water to Blame?

New data shows that less than 11 percent of Flint, Mich., children are proficient in reading. According to the Michigan Department of Education, reading rates have significantly dropped since the start of the Flint water crisis in 2014, from 41.6 percent to 10.7 percent.

Could the lead-contaminated water be to blame? Watch above.

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