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School District Passes Controversial Deaf Education Plan

[Source:  LA Times]

Cheers rang out and hands waved in celebration as the Los Angeles Unified School Board voted unanimously to support a controversial overhaul of the district’s deaf education program this week.

“We are trying to say to all deaf and hard-of-hearing children and their families that we must move mountains to make sure that their needs are addressed,” said the resolution’s sponsor, board member Jackie Goldberg, who cast her “yes” vote in American Sign Language.

“We must not miss a critical window in the years before kindergarten to promote acquiring language, whether it’s spoken, signed or both.”

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