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From:  "Angus B. Grieve-Smith"
Date:  Mon Jul 3, 2000  3:14 pm
Subject:  Re: standardized spellings


On Mon, 3 Jul 2000, Stefan Woehrmann wrote:

> can you repeat this please ...
>
> Angus wrote :
> (....)
> " I read in yesterday's New York Times that the principal of the main
> School for the Deaf in Manhattan
> > tried to fire 35 teachers for not being fluent in ASL. Because of tenure,
> > he was only able to fire ten of them.

The teachers were hired under previous (oralist) policies. The
new principal, appointed in 1996, instituted a policy focusing on ASL in
1998.

> Is it possible to read this article - online?

You should be able to find it at <http://www.nytimes.com>. I
don't give them my personal information, so I can't read yesterday's
articles. But if you feel like giving them that information, you can
probably find it in the Metro Section.

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-Angus B. Grieve-Smith
Linguistics Department
University of New Mexico


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