This was a comment that I was referring to that kinda ticked me off cuz many of us, yes including me, took her and her daughter's side at the beginning of the thread with the CART issue. Many of us said that her daughter would benefit from it and how it would help her. Then, this comment was made which was why I made my comment about making it us vs. them cuz I didnt appreciate it since many of us supported jackie's fight at the beginning of this thread.
See my post #32 and the other posts made by other AD members before that supporting Jackie and her daughter's fight to get a CART.
I have said this before it is not I who have made this issue a us vs. them. Remember when Pek made the comment about your grammar. I hate bringing this up again because I know you have both resolved your issues regarding this. Do you remember how many people came to your rescue. Do you remember how Tousi came down on my grammar issue once he/she thought I left the site. That right there is a clear sign about us vs. them not started by me. Below are comments made by people on this site regarding our due process case. Why should my daughter change who she is so she could make use of an interpeter. There is logical solution. If other high school in our area use CART why can my daughter not receive this accommodation.
Aleser made this comment, Personally, I'm on the schools side. She doesn't have any problem understanding her -teachers- according to the article, just students and side conversations.. some districts hardly have money for text books, but tax money should go to spending 30 thousand dollars a year to make sure she can take part in class jokes? No. If the problem was understanding academic content, I would be okay with her requesting such a service.
Deafdyke made this comment, Well Nesmuth, if oral deaf and hoh folks learned Sign, then they could take advantage of 'terps.
That is why I am so hardcore about even "oral sucesses" learning sign........that way they could take advantage of 'terps and not have to sue in court for things like notetakers etc.
I wish people won't make it a us vs. them issue. I wish we could work together to ensure both signing and oral deaf kids receive the accommadations that they need to ensure equal access.
Shel, you are right you were in support of CART for my daughter and other deaf kids.
It really doesn't matter what other people think of me and my choices, I will continue our fight to get CART for my daughter and other deaf kids in our area.
Tomorrow morning, I will be a guest on a local radio station to talk about our battles. In the afternoon, I will be speaking at a commission of disabilities meeting. In case you care I can assure that I will not be talking about oral vs. signing education. My sole purpose is to talk about equal access and how this can be reach through CART.