Friday, July 2, 2010

Oralism Support in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania lawmakers are showing support for orals schools focused on mainstreaming children. The state House Education Committee has passed a bill to give The Clarke School Approved Private School status which would provide it with state subsidies. The Pennsylvania Department of Education had turned them down. The House may take up the bill in the fall. A representative of the school says students should be kept out of "expensive, specialized deaf schools." The only other private school recieving state money in Pennsylvania focused on oral deaf education is in Pittsburgh.