UnDisciplined: 'It's one of the most lonely feelings': The realities of mainstream schooling for deaf children

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  • Source: UPR
  • 08/25/2023
85% of deaf children attend mainstream public schools and many deaf advocates will say this is a good thing. Deafness is, after all, part of our society and deaf children need to be part of the world. But good intentions and good educational practices are two different things. And many deaf children don't receive the same quality of education as their hearing classmates.

Rachel Zemach is a deaf educator who spent a decade teaching at a mainstream school and also spent time teaching at the California School for the Deaf in Fremont, California. And she's the author of the new book, The Butterfly Cage.

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