Survey: Parents worried over school security
Parents concerned about sexual predators and abductors on campuses.
According to a recent survey , nearly half of all parents of children in grades kindergarten through eighth express concern over security at their kids’ schools.
The ADT National Back-to-School Security Survey —sponsored by the Boca Raton, Fla.-based security services firm and conducted by Zogby—polled 1,948 parents. Among the findings:
* Nearly 50% of respondents fretted over the possibility of their children falling prey to predators while at school
* More than a third believed their child could be taken by a stranger
* Nearly 60% of parents stated they would be “very” or “somewhat” willing to pay for increased security at their child’s school.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey