[nfbwatlk] OSB One Step Closer to Demise

Lauren Merryfield lauren1 at catliness.com
Tue Jun 2 07:41:31 UTC 2009

I think that parents need to have the options of sending their blind child 
to a public school or to the school for the blind.
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From: "Kevin LaRose" <kevin at kevinlarose.net>
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> It seems that there is more to the equation here than money concernes, 
> although certainly money shapes the debate. There are some who actually 
> believe that places like schools for the blind are somehow regressive. 
> I've seen the term "segregation" used, even by some blind people. Full 
> inclusion is a great ideal, and it works well in a vast majority of cases, 
> but not all. The bottom line is, schools for the blind are still very much 
> needed, and closing them will cause untold harm to the individuals these 
> legislators are professing to help.
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