Debate over education of those who cannot hear continues in Ind.

03/30/2012 | NPR.org

A long-running debate over the best approach for educating students who cannot hear or who have hearing impairments is highlighted in Indiana, where state funding is being cut for the Indiana School for the Deaf. State lawmakers say the school places too much emphasis on teaching sign language to students rather than experiencing hearing culture with cochlear implants. However, ISD officials say families are offered both options and all services are available on an individual basis.

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