Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Dropping ASL

Florida's Ponte Vedra High School will discontinue American Sign Language classes next year because of "budget restraints" according to the principal. The language is now offered as a foreign language elective. Since the teacher who's leading the course is not certified, a certified teacher would need to be hired for it to continue. Students are gathering signatures in protest and have collected several hundred already. Some 1300 students attend Ponte Vedra.