LAUSD passes controversial deaf education plan despite strong opposition

Summarized by Matthew Dehler, staff writer

The LA school board overhauled the Deaf School District in a controversial vote recently. Despite protest by parents, the vote has finally passed. The vote will add ASL to the district’s language program, as well as making ASL-English bilingual education a top priority. Some parents think it lessens their parental rights and creates a burden on hearing parents. However, many deaf teachers, students and supporters championed the vote and fought for its success.

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