Suzanne Bates is the policy director for the Yankee Institute for Public Policy. She lives in South Windsor with her family. Follow her on Twitter @suzebates.
The children who enter the care of the state, overseen by the Department of Children and Families, are our most vulnerable children, and yet there are state workers who are allowed to continue to work with them even after allegations of abuse.
This is wrong. Any state employee involved in a substantiated case of abuse should be fired. There should be zero tolerance for this kind of behavior.
But, as Jeb Bush noted in a recent speech, “There are a lot of exemplary employees in the . . . government, but they’re treated no better than the bad ones,” he said. “And the bad ones are almost impossible to effectively discipline or remove.”
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