Include on the list of abusive, incapable, inept or just plain irresponsible parents in Texas, the state bureaucracy charged with protecting children. A 2-year-old child is dead at the hands of a foster parent, and while officialdom expresses angst over it, people who should be held accountable for the safety of that child and thousands of others are ducking responsibility.
A powerful report by the American-Statesman’s Andrea Ball published in Sunday’s editions noted the gaping holes in the system the state employs when it takes children out their homes and into the government’s care.
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