[nobe-l] FW: Hearing, NC School for the Blind
thebluesisloose at gmail.com
Fri Oct 28 20:08:39 UTC 2011
This is so sad. People would rather just sit there and close
blind schools, but not deaf schools. That's ridiculous.
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Subject: [nobe-l] FW: Hearing, NC School for the Blind
Hundreds turn out to support Eastern NC School for the Deaf in...
Published: September 28, 2011
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RALEIGH, N.C. --
Frustration and anger dominated a hearing over whether to shut
down a school for
the blind in
The newly enacted state budget requires
to close either
Morehead School for the Blind in Raleigh
Eastern North Carolina School for the Deaf
North Carolina School for the Deaf
would then have its students sent to one of the two remaining
At the public hearing, there were a lot of people furious that
blind and deaf students
are being pitted against each other.
âThis is an abominable act,â said
, a 1978 Graduate of
. âTo be quite frank, the state of
ought to be ashamed at having put us into this position.â
âThe process that pits the interests of blind students against
deaf students is repellant
and repugnant to me,â said
, who wants Morehead kept open.
Many at the meeting rejected the General Assemblyâs contention
that the state can
consolidate schools for the blind and deaf.
âWho would mix the deaf and blind community? There is no
justification for that,â
, who graduated from the
For those whoâve attended the
, itâs more than a place to learn.
âThe teachers there and the staff there are like your mom and
dad,ââ said student
. âI have a dad there, I have moms, aunts and uncles - I have a
But the public hearings are just part of the process.
âThe public hearings are not a vote, they are not a rally,â
, who is with the Department of Public Instructionâs committee
that will have to
decide which school will be closed. âWe donât sit around and
tally how many people
spoke on behalf of this school or that school.â
also says itâs hard for
to be involved in closing a school.
of the visually impaired; I worked with teachers who are deaf. I
have friends, colleagues
who are deaf or hard of hearing,â he explained. âIt is an
emotional thing; it just
must help draft a report by Jan. 15 that will recommend which
school to close.
The Raleigh school was established in 1845
and is the
for the blind in the
. It has been at its present location in
, not far from N.C. State, since 1923.
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