- United States of America
Lip reading is highly ineffective. Only 30 to 40 percent of words can be read on the lips. The public school system should be incorporating ASL into English lessons during elementary school.
This will help erase the language barrier separating the hearing and the Deaf. Also there needs to be more education about the history of the Deaf and ASL in public schools.
We, the undersigned, call on the leaders of this country the United States of America to include American Sign Language and Deaf awareness in public schools. Lip reading is highly ineffective. Only 30 to 40 percent of words can be read on the lips.
Teaching young children ASL will help to erase this language barrier between the hearing and Deaf citizens of this country. Also we call on the leaders of this country to mandate more education into the history of the Deaf community and the issues important to our Deaf citizens.
The More Deaf education in Public schools petition to Anyone was written by heidi derose and is in the category Education at GoPetition.