Forcing Deaf Boy to Change Name Sign!
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|Tue, 08-28-2012 - 2:54pm|
I just can't get over this story, and hope that the school district realizes how bad this decision is:
The Grand Island (Neb.) school district is forcing a 3-year-old deaf boy to change the way he signs his name, because they say his gestures violate their weapons policy. Preschooler Hunter Spanjer's personalized name sign is a registered sign with Signing Exact English -- a modified form of American Sign Language -- and involves extended index fingers that the district says resembles a gun.
I think that people can realize that he's not making a gun gesture! What do you think of the school district's decision?