Do you think Wisconsin and other states have bad budget battles? It's becoming fraught with legal battles as State Governors begin to discuss how to fill a budget gap in their state finances. These are way bad times.
Look at New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo. He is in a tough position and has said he wants to close or pare down a number of Deaf, disabled, and special support school programs, just so that the NYS budget can be balanced.
I really don't know if that's going to impact students who are in the mainstream program across the state and depend on interpreters and support services from the deaf schools. I do think Gov. Andrew Cuomo is approaching this the wrong way.
Deaf Schools, Schools for the deaf/blind, and Disabled schools need our voice and our support. If Gov. Andrew Cuomo thinks that he can dump all these types of kids into hearing schools, then he is wrong.
It would be a clash of cultures. A clash of learning with the hearing students.
So I'm asking you today to please SIGN the petition and encourage Gov. Cuomo NOT to close any schools for the deaf and the disabled in New York State. The petition is on face book:
There must be other areas that the NYS budget could close or cut. Gov.Cuomo should look at the things his father did for special interest groups. Maybe it's their time their funds come to an end too.
Good luck, Gov. Cuomo. It's not fun right now, is it? Bet you wish you were a average joe now.
till next post, I'll clue you in.