Deaf Residential Schools in the US...
James Shepard-Kegl, Esq.
kegl at MAINE.RR.COM
Tue Jan 16 01:14:57 UTC 2007
on 1/15/07 6:47 PM, Cherie Wren at cwterp at YAHOO.COM wrote:
But in order to get the schools to accept SW, you have to hit them on what
THEY think is important: and that is English. Period.
Who are "they"? The science teachers? The math teachers?
This is the same mindset that throws qualified Deaf teachers out of schools
because they lack high level English literacy, while keeping on hearing
teachers who cannot sign fluently.
Respectfully, I submit you should concentrate on changing the rules, rather
than playing "their" game. There are plenty of linguists who will back you
A mind, as they say, is indeed a terrible thing to waste -- and too many
intelligent, capable Deaf kids are denied quality academia because so much
time is dedicated to this notion that if you cannot read English, you
deserve to fail, and deserve to be doomed to ignorance.
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