I do think times have changed somewhat as people are more sensitive to what is politically correct. However, kids act like kids and you're never going to completely get around it.
Trust me, if there are bad things going on it's not done in front of the teachers.
Howag, people are very sensitive this subject because it hits so close to home because people have had really bad experiences. It's just something you have to live through to understand. Don't take the comments here too seriously people get jazzed up about everything.
Thanks man, I was never claiming that everything was great now, just that it wasn't as bad as it used to be. I was just taking knowledge from other issues such as society's views on different ethnicities to illnesses like tourettes. I thought if progress was made on those fronts, surely progress would be made on the deaf front as well? It was never my intention to ruffle anyone's feathers.