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From:  Lourdes Tollette
Date:  Thu Dec 3, 1998  12:09 pm


Franics wrote: I dont know why is that. I used to think it had to do with the
teacher not sitting down to take the time to work with the student in preparing
what to expect when we face the hearing world when we get older.

Thank you and yes You right about this.

This message you wrote above. Well Sometime I used to think that teacher fault
because teacher taught us easy way. ( I don't blame any teachers but maybe the
school system rules that way. I don't know) They should give me hard or level
grade same as hearing age . Right now My level is 3.4 grade. I am not
kidding. I don't write hard words on this. I was very late age to came to high
school. I was 17 years old in 9th grade with hearing student. I didn't like
that at all. Anyway When I was in English class (9th grade) with hearing
student. Of course I had interpreter (ASL sign) but the problem is teacher
taught hearing ways. So the interpreter had to follow exactly what teacher says
It was shock and very overwhelming. It was very hard class for me. I fought
this for 4 years high school. I stay after school ALLOTS. When I graduated
H.S. and still feel not good enough in English.

2 years ago I attend collage and had to take a lot of math and English class.
Boy, the teacher doesn't know what the level should be taught to deaf student.
The teacher asks me, What should I do or need to help deaf student to learn . I
told teacher that you should teach what you do the same as hearing students.
Deaf and hearing students are equal. I told teacher that most deaf student
have different level grade. Some deaf people are very smart because they went
to hearing school all their life and never in deaf school and also don t know
ASL sign. I have noticed that.

Oh Jeez, I am talkative. Heh heh That's me! I should shut up to talk about

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