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Resource ID: #21377
Subject: Children
Source: Dispatch (Columbus, Ohio)
Date: 15-Dec


The story exposes the fact that day-care centers responsible for tens of thousands of Ohio children routinely keep their state licenses despite repeated violations of state laws designed to protect children. State inspections of 615 licensed day-care centers in Franklin and surrounding counties found that 59% of day-care centers failed to run a criminal background check on workers, 39% of the centers were understaffed, 22% did not post their state-inspection reports, 51% of the centers had conditions that were unsafe for children, and 56% of the centers hired staff or administrators who were unqualified.

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