Child-care deaths down sharply in Minnesota

  • Article by: BRAD SCHRADE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 4, 2013 - 5:54 AM

Decline reverses an “alarming trend” that had gone undetected by Minnesota regulators for years.

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raygunrevoltApr. 3, 13 4:16 PM

You've got to be kidding me. Schrade is implying that it was he and the Strib that has caused the deaths to go down after their expose'. Unbelievable.

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deniselewApr. 3, 13 7:09 PM

I agree with you, raygunrevolt! How many of these deaths were SIDS? How many were attributed to abuse and so forth? Not a lot of info in this article.

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martin64Apr. 4, 13 7:11 AM

HEY !!!! There shouldn't be ANY children dying in a daycare.

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medvezhonokApr. 4, 13 7:32 AM

martin64, I was going to write the same thing.

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briechersApr. 4, 13 7:52 AM

Intensive education leverages the goodness in people to achieve a dramatic reduction in childcare deaths…a lesson people (Star Editorial Staff) who always want to legislate behavior should learn and apply.

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raygunrevoltApr. 4, 13 8:38 AM

Brad Schrade and the Strib weren't interested in anything other than what their agenda was: to turn public opinion against licensed private home daycare providers. Hardly a week went by when there wasn't another negative article about private providers written by Schrade and his compadres Jeremy Olson and Glenn Howatt. Often times there were multiple hit pieces. Do you really think this was a mere coincidence that it coincided with Mark Dayton's teamed efforts with AFSCME and th SEIU to unionize private self-employed business providers?

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rodawn1Apr. 4, 13 9:07 AM

And the number of SIDS deaths in parent's homes is what number?? Far EXCEEDS SIDS deaths in home daycares--has that number of deaths also "dramatically dropped"? How many of these could have been prevented, or attributed to unsafe sleep practice? "There shouldn't be any children dying in daycare" therefore, there shouldn't be ANY children dying in parent's homes either. Any death of a child is tragic, whether in daycare or at home.

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cutthebullApr. 4, 1311:13 AM

Propaganda 101: Create a false "crisis," declare victory, and claim credit. I know the Strib's reporters want to paint themselves as heroes in the Woodward and Bernstein mold, but face it: Watergate this ain't.

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rlwr51Apr. 4, 1312:56 PM

Eight months is not necessarily proof of anything....Correlation is not necessarily causation....The trend could also easily be the result of people being scared off by the articles and not putting their children in day care, or any number of things....Whenever someone is trying to attract your attention too something, always consider what they may be diverting your attention away from.

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childcarerApr. 4, 1312:57 PM

I saw the survey of all SIDs related deaths in Minesota and the number of children who died in their own homes was around 350 compared to 10 in Licensed Child Care homes.

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