Wednesday, November 23, 2005

When your soul is starving...

What if your school teachers didn't speak your language? What if they tried to teach you to walk on your knees instead of using your feet? Would you be outraged?

ASL teacher Ryan Commerson has begun a hunger strike in response to inadequate conditions, staffing and pedagogy at the Michigan School for the Deaf and Detroit Day School for the Deaf. He seems to be making headway but there's a long way to go.

Want a ground-level view of the issues? Try the comments on the Michigan School for the Deaf student blog. Forty-three students were suspended for going outside to witness/join beginning of Commerson's protest.

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