A society should be judged by how it cares for its most vulnerable people. By that standard, Louisiana has failed miserably, judging by the pattern of sexual abuse and misconduct at the state-run Louisiana School for the Deaf.
Allegations of sexual assault and misconduct at the school have become so common that we fear many administrators, Department of Education officials and the public have learned to accept them as routine. But the abuse of a child is never acceptable, and the urgency of these circumstances demands urgent action.
That action has been promised many times, but the problems seem to continue unabated. Such negligence sends the horrible message that students at the Louisiana School for the Deaf, many of whom have multiple disabilities, somehow donít matter as much as the rest of us. What a travesty.