Pennsylvania is one of 10 states that received an "F" grade for the way it responds to child abuse and neglect cases.
The report was conducted by two national advocacy groups: First Star, based in Washington, D.C., and the Children’s Advocacy Institute at the University of San Diego School of Law.
So what's the Rendell administration's response to the potential problem?
The typical knee-jerk Rendell reaction: Kill the messenger.
In other words, don't address the deficiencies listed in the report, but attack the report itself. This is the tactic Rendell has used repeatedly for five years to cover his inept administration.
Read "State should work on fixing, not defending, reporting of child deaths" from today's editorial pages of The Mercury.