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Video clip of Illinois School for the Deaf Rally

June 28, 2009

Video and Edited by Mike Aubry and Jerri Willoughby

Summary: Over 5,000 people went there to show their support to have ISD, ISVI and other programs to stay open. The result from Gov. Quinn was that they will stay open beyond July 1st but they might will face some budget cuts. We still need your support by sign the petition to make sure that it will not happen again in the future.

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  1. June 28, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    Its demise at ISD has been documented and … prepared.

    R-

  2. Robert Alfred Hawkins
    June 28, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    The whole brouhaha isn’t the least a surprise to me. Let’s watch the people of Illinois get down to being proactive. What needs to be done is to modernize the school even if it means relocation to a densely populated area with deaf people of the newer generations. I value history but I’m practical about this as I’m towards other schools and/or ancillary facilities for the deaf. Be resigned to the fact that sentimentality and tradition won’t hold water anymore. The state of deaf education in the U.S. tells the whole story about what needs to be done. The long-embattled state of Illinois needs to consistently realize accountability and performance. Illinois is a state with one of the highest potential. Let’s not see this go to waste. While at it see to it that the school never water-down the caliber of their local athletic competition. This is one of unfortunately too few aspects I love about this school. I hope they’ll implement bona fide ASL/Bi-Bi approach without augmenting reputations by means of favoritism in hiring policies as been the problem with at least one of the more known deaf schools. The school never take shortcuts to realizing success in sports and applying this towards real-world expectations. I have seen this in many of their alumni who I know never get surprised working or playing in the real-world. No offense to others.

  3. June 29, 2009 at 10:27 am

    Perhaps, IL state would need to spend something better to increase better grade on these students, they need big help. Looking forward!

  4. Ralph Shreeman
    June 29, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    HELLO ISD MY NAME IS RALPH SHREEMAN AND CLASS OF 1971 SO I WAS DISAPPOINT HEARD ABOUT ILLINOIS OF STATE PLAN TO CUT OR CLOSED TO ISD AND NO WAY THERE ISD HAVE MANY MANY YEARS RUNNING FOR STUDENTS RUN EDUCATION AND SPORTS GOOD SO THERE HAVE 170 ANNUALS YEARS RIGHT NOW SO ILLINOIS OF STATE SHOULD CUT LESS TO INTERPUTER INTO PUBLIC SCHOOL OF TOWN AND THIER KIDS SEND AT ISD THAN OTHER TOWN AND CITY. THANKS AND KEEP UP WITH GOOD ISD SCHOOL AND HISTORY AND SPORTS
    CHERISH, RALPH SHREEMAN AND SHREEMAN FAMILY,TOO

  5. M.DAVIS
    June 29, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    KEEP ISD OPEN FOREVER

  6. July 31, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    Please keep deaf school insteady. It is important for impaired hearing and hard of hearing students needs more commucation and ASL social and meet so many different face together deaf school. It still learn fast education deaf skill . I heard Ilionis school for the Deaf is excellent education . Thank for our concern.

  7. March 20, 2013 at 3:18 am

    JROTC is a class, so your daughter needs to reuseqt that she take the class to be part of the program. If your daughter has not registered, be sure to come to new student registration starting August 14th; if she has, she may be able to change her schedule to add JROTC. Eagle Camp on the 17th will give her information about Social Services, and she can ask about volleyball tryouts then, too.

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