Thursday, May 14, 2009

Fight Club Revisited

After the world watched the Fight Club scenarios played out at the Corpus Christi state school, I found this article on the Statesman:

Texas, feds reach tentative agreement on state schools

By Corrie MacLaggan | Wednesday, May 13, 2009, 06:15 PM

Texas and the U.S. Department of Justice have reached a tentative agreement on the state’s troubled institutions for people with mental disabilities, according to a state representative.

The agreement requires legislative approval, said the representative, Abel Herrero, D-Robstown.

“It’s a proposal that the state feels addresses the issues raised in the DOJ report,” Herrero said, referring to a December report by the federal agency that said the institutions fail to protect residents from harm.

It did not state what the agreement is, however.

State school settlement approved
By Mike Ward | Wednesday, May 27, 2009, 09:21 PM

The Texas Senate just a few minutes ago approved a resolution ratifying a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice over abuse allegations at state schools.

The vote on Senate Concurrent Resolution was 31-0.

Calling the confirmed cases of past abuse “unexcusable,” state Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, said the settlement and accompanying reforms will ensure that conditions at state schools for the developmentally disabled will never revert.

The Senate earlier in the day approved $48.1 million for reforms to curb any future abuses of state school residents.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hmmm...will be very interesting to watch.