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The Deaf Edge’s Moved by Jeannette Johnson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness This blog has moved to a new domain:  http://thedeafedge.org Be sure to update your bookmark and RSS feeds! All my best, ~ A Deaf Pundit Read on »
Death to Deafness: Part 2 by Jeannette Johnson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness ( Continuation from Part 1 ) Today’s and the Future’s Realities on Educating the Deaf This now leads us into the matter of the accusations made against u ... Read on »
Death to Deafness: Part 1 by Jeannette Johnson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Today, if one asked the average hearing person how they would picture a deaf person, odds are they would either think of the elderly, Marlee Matlin, or a baby wi ... Read on »
How To Fight Back by Jeannette Johnson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness It goes without saying that there’s been an incredible upsurge in the AVT folks’ attempts to eliminate ASL from Deaf Education. The Indiana School of the Deaf re ... Read on »
More Data On Numbers of MI Terps by Jeannette Johnson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Anyway, according to the DODHH interpreter database, Michigan has a total of 245 *state-qualified* interpreters, and a total of 207 nationally certified interprete ... Read on »
Only 85 State-Certified Interpreters?! by Jeannette Johnson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Today, the Lansing State Journal published an article about the Lansing Community College’s ITP crisis, which has been fortunately resolved. LCC will not be suspendi ... Read on »
More Crises With The Deaf Community by Jeannette Johnson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Note: This blog is more than just a transcript for the vlog above. Last week, it was announced here in Michigan that the top Interpreter Training Prog ... Read on »
The Ends Do Not Justify The Means by Jeannette Johnson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness This is a continuation of my previous blog post, The Resources of the Deaf Community . If you haven’t read it yet, please do so first before going on any further. ... Read on »
The Resources of the Deaf Community by Jeannette Johnson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Jaelstrom’s vlog, “ Leave AG Bell Alone! ” sparked a discussion on Twitter, and one tweet from Marvin Miller asked Jaelstrom and I this question, “I still think NAD ... Read on »
CSI: A Step Forward For The Deaf Community by Jeannette Johnson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness For those who haven’t viewed the CSI episode “The Two Mrs. Grissoms”, don’t read any further. There are a lot of spoilers in this blog post. Now, onwards to the ... Read on »
One of Deaf Education’s Dirty Secrets… by Jeannette Johnson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness One early summer day, a couple of decades ago, my parents and a couple of other parents went door to door campaigning for one of the school board candidates. Duri ... Read on »
The MSU Situation by Jeannette Johnson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness A lot of people have been asking me about the MSU Deaf Education situation in the past several months, and it hasn’t been until now that I’ve been a ... Read on »
Interview About MSU Deaf Education Program by Jeannette Johnson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness My mother was interviewed by the media about MSU’s decision to close the Deaf Education program and ASL courses and unfortunately, the media didn’t air the interview.  H ... Read on »
National Trend Of Eliminating ASL Classes? by Jeannette Johnson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I’m beginning to notice a possible and disturbing trend nationally – universities are cutting American Sign Language courses from their programs and departme ... Read on »
MSU’s Deaf Education Update! by Jeannette Johnson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Approximately 25 to 30 Deaf Community members and allies made a strong showing at the MSU board of trustees’ meeting yesterday.  Numerous individuals brought ... Read on »
Thank You – But It’s OUR Cause by Jeannette Johnson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I would like to thank John Egbert for his blog post expressing support for my efforts to keep the Deaf Education program open at MSU. However, I wanted to emphasize that t ... Read on »
SBE’s *Amended* Resolution About MSU by Jeannette Johnson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness The Michigan State Board of Education just released their AMENDED resolution about the MSU Deaf Education program. The new addition is at the bottom of the text.  Thank yo ... Read on »
MI SBE Asks MSU To Reconsider by Jeannette Johnson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness The Michigan State Board of Education [SBE] has made a resolution to ask Michigan State University to reconsider its decision to close the Deaf Education program in its me ... Read on »
My MSU Rally Speech by Jeannette Johnson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Approximately 50 to 70 people showed up to today’s rally at Michigan State University’s Rally for Deaf Education. The weather was terrible – 25 degrees with a fierce wind, ... Read on »
MSU’s Rationale For Closing Deaf Ed Program by Jeannette Johnson Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I am aware that DeafRead does not publish posts that have emails in it – but this is an extraordinary situation, and this is an email between two public officials, which c ... Read on »