AUSTIN (AP) - Many of the Texas Youth Commission's inmates
receive "generally poor" education in the state juvenile prison
system -- says a new report.
The Dallas Morning News says the 82-page report on TYC, which
houses juvenile offenders, is to be released today. The report was
assembled by TYC's Office of Independent Ombudsman along with an
assistant professor of special education at the University of Texas
The report's authors said they, quote, "found the instructional
practices to be generally poor," unquote. For example, students
with limited reading ability were told to read independently, while
a sizable number of teachers said they did not feel safe and some
used a lot of classroom time trying to get students under control.
A statement from conservator Richard Nedelkoff said that TYC
plans to tackle many of the issues the report highlighted. The
statement indicated major changes were in the works.
(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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