Proposed center for students with hearing disabilities sparks debate

02/20/2012 | (Indiana University)

The divide over how to educate students who are deaf is at the heart of an effort to create a new center to handle outreach services. Parents whose children have cochlear implants say they support access to oral learning, something they say supporters of American Sign Language do not welcome. The Indiana School for the Deaf, which currently provides state services to those who cannot hear, say the bill's true motive is to outsource teaching to private contractors.

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