After recently viewing the Audism Free America (AFA) website. The AFA enclosed its announcement from the Clarke School for the Deaf (CSD) regarding the name change for that school and other four extended schools. http://audismfreeamerica.blogspot.com/
Not everyone happy with the CSD's decision to rename its school, especially former CSD alumnus. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Northampton-MA/Clarke-School-for-the-Deaf-Alumni-Council/44013629877
The official announcement from the Clarke School for the Deaf -http://www.clarkeschool.org/new/
Clarke School for the Deaf specialized in oral methods of educating the deaf children which Alexander Graham Bell (AGB) had deeply involved in creating this school based on ideology, not practicality for the education of the deaf.http://www.google.com/search?q=history+of+clarke+school+for+the+deaf&hl=en&sa=G&tbs=tl:1&tbo=u&ei=coGES6jvOsGQtgfs173SAg&oi=timeline_result&ct=title&resnum=11&ved=0CD0Q5wIwCg
Clarke School for the Deaf had a long history of physical and mental and sexual abuses toward their own deaf students.The school and their annex schools had systematically forbade any deaf students from using any kind of sign language or manual communication. The Clarke school faculty and staff personnels often used the wooden sticks to beat their students' hands and other known methods.
How appalling of the century-old school for the deaf engaged in revisionist history of erasing "deaf" from its own existence! See that? What happened to our own deaf existence if we let people to re-write the history of deaf over time?
Robert L. Mason (RLM)