Disability Advocates Fight to Close Lubbock State School - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

2/19/07

Disability Advocates Fight to Close Lubbock State School

Source: Disability Policy Consortium Source: Disability Policy Consortium

Disability advocates took their fight to have the Lubbock State School closed to the steps of the Texas capitol. The State School has been under fire recently after the release of a report on a 2005 Department of Justice Investigation.

On Monday, advocates used props like a mock report card to show their disdain for the school. Speakers at the rally spoke out against the reported poor standards of care, and staff shortages.

The State School says that since the report was released, the quality of care has vastly improved, and that more staff members have been added. In addition, a number of parents, many who have contacted NewsChannel 11, are speaking out in favor of the school.

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