Close Memphis Oral School for the Deaf

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Emily Badger
Jul 13, 2021
I don’t think it’s right to force people to speak when signing already exists and is easier for said people.

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Stephanie Frady
Dec 19, 2020
Deaf and hard of hearing kids deserve to have access to sign language.

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August Hall
1 year ago
Deaf people do not need to be "fixed". How will the children learn if they can't sign or lip read?

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Erin Kennon
1 year ago
I see this as an example of why the US education system needs major reforms. There are many methods of communication.

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Chris Maddocks
1 year ago
This issue is very important to me and I don't want any of these schools to close at all as education for any type of education is very important and vitual to everyone, definitely. Without that, people would be so bored at home these days, though which isn't a good thing at all. Chris Maddocks

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Savannah Waltermire
1 year ago
As I am partially deaf myself, I find schools like this extremely offensive to me. These poor kids can’t even hear! How can they communicate verbally?

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Tamiko Mostrom LaFlamme
1 year ago
God please put an end to this abuse!

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Dustin Spencer
1 year ago
Insisting that deaf children listen with their ears is stupid.

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Teresa Thiry
1 year ago
Did the school open or closed?

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savannah mayfield
1 year ago
Although I am not Deaf and I have only taken ASL 1 and I’m not as educated as a lot of people about the Deaf community, I am still extremely passionate about fighting against the ableist agenda. I think they really missed the point when they told Deaf children to “use their ears”... I am praying for all of these children and teachers.