To the woman who owns my high school:
Let me just say that telling a Deaf student that they should “Learn to lipread if they ever want to succeed in getting a job” is completely inappropriate and it’s also complete bullshit.
Implying that I need to pass as hearing in order to be successful is terrible. I have a job that I love, and I didn’t need to lie to get it. I didn’t need to strain my eyes and struggle to understand to get my job. And guess what! We use ASL at my job all the time. Not even just for work but for casual conversations in the store.
To tell a Deaf student that they should want to be more like hearing people and that it’ll make them more successful, ESPECIALLY if you’re the founder of the school, is inappropriate bullshit and I will NOT stand for it.