This past weekend, the Washington Post was full of sad stories of children who dies in unregulated day care facilities here in VA.
Today USAToday reports this article: Report: 21 states don’t meet emergency prep standards for kids. The lead in states:
Twenty-one states and the District of Columbia do not meet emergency planning standards for schools and child care providers, according to a new report from Save the Children. However, for the first time this year, more than half of states — 29 — reach the non-governmental disaster relief organization’s standards in its laws and regulations.
In an accompanying poll, Save the Children found that 69% of parents mistakenly believe their protections are in place.
Here is the direct URL to the Save the Children report. Note the site requires a sign in to get at the 12 page report.
Update: One reader found an error in the report – see comment. If you find anything that is questionable or wrong, please contact the sponsoring agency so that they can correct the data in their next report.