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StateImpact Indiana: Deaf Education

by Gretchen Frazee

March 30, 2012

Members of the deaf community have long debated whether deaf students should use medical hearing devices and be mainstreamed into the hearing culture or whether they should be enrolled in schools that provide a more specialized education and promote the use of sign language. As StateImpact Indiana’s Gretchen Frazee reports, that debate has come to a head as Indiana begins pulling resources away from the Indiana School for the Deaf and transferring them to a new center for deaf and hard of hearing education.