Among Twists in Budget Woes, Tensions Over Teaching the Deaf

Indianapolis, IN – As budget discussions continue among state leaders, members of the deaf community speak out against new appointments to the board of directors over Indiana’s state school for the deaf.  Complaints have risen concerning the new board members and their backgrounds of supporting a listening and spoken language approach to educating deaf and hard of hearing children as opposed to maintaining a purely ASL focus.  Viewpoints from both sides of this argument are long stemming from debate over communication options for children with hearing loss, but have now reached a heated crossroads in Indiana.