What happen to Dixie was more than bullying she was sexually assaulted and I never heard of woman saying it was a learning experience! The kids that bullied and sexually assaulted her should had been arrested and brought to court! I feel the kids should still be arrested , they should not be allowed to get away with what they did. This has to one of worst case of bullying I heard about and feel so bad that this happen to Dixie.Useless, really. Getting the parents or school officials involved doesn't necessarily always stop the bullying. It continued for me, and has for other people I've seen post their experiences here. There are a lot of bullying threads on here.
The reality is, and I'm sure stats will prove it, mainstreamed kids are likely to be bullied more often than deaf school kids.
Then comes the second part. Did they learn or grow from the situation? Not everyone completely hates it. Some chalk it up to an experience.