Aaron Hiscutt is fourteen years old. He’s a drummer and a comedian. He’s also clinically deaf and blind. But Aaron doesn’t go to a special education school. Since kindergarten, he’s been included in classrooms with his hearing and seeing peers. (go to http://www.southerneddesk.org/learning-it-better/ to read and listen to his inspiring story.) Kindergarten
Writing Deafness: The Hearing Line in 19th Century American Literature, by Christopher Krentz, Associate Professor at #UVA, examines deafness in 19th century writing, which he shows to have surprising importance in identity formation. The rise of deaf education during this period made deaf people much more visible in American society. Krentz demonstrates that deaf and hearing authors used writing to explore their similarities and differences, trying to work out the invisible boundary.
No School Choice: Louisiana Special Education: Louisiana’s new “School Choice” law has many parents of special-needs students crying “discrimination.” Although charters are public schools, so far they don’t have a good track record of providing special education services. According to Louisiana Department of Education’s own data, 91 percent of charter schools in the state do not serve students with multiple disabilities