I did not understand about lying from my mother and/or both of my elementary and high school when I could have protest saying that I can not hear. The schools thought I could hear with the hearing aid (only very severe with one left ear while my right ear is totally deaf - no sounds at all). I could not understand why I was forced to speak and understood what the hearing people say including in high school when I had to take the regular classes with no accommodation. I was not taught to sign ASL and never had ASL interpreter. I was very upset that I could not go to another school like the Minnesota School for the Deaf (name change later) to be able to learn to sign and use the sign language to communicate with the teacher and students for study other courses. I think I was lied to by my mother and the schools that I could not go to another deaf school where I can be comfortable to sign instead of oral-only program. I really hate oral-only program. I was surprised that I managed to graduated from high school where my grades were low. I had wanted the grades to be A+ to C+ but my grades was lower than that including failing some of the courses when I could not understand what is being said. I used the books to help me get through but still they were not enough for me to understand what is being taught in a hearing classrooms. I wish they should have listen to my plea that I was not happy in the hearing environment in a mainstream schools.