i need to clarify one thing. i don't approve the appointment of daugaard giving a presentation on deaf politics due to his stance trampling the civil rights of many minorities, including glbt, women, and muslims, etc. however daugaard wasn't the governor who recommended the school closing, as he wasn't the governor yet. that was a different governor, mike rounds. MZ
MZ- he wasn't governor at the time- he was Lt. Governor- but he was the one who made the recommendation that SDSD be closed in order to save $2 million annually and as governor this past year, oversaw the continuing litigation that culminated in the closing of the school. I've waded through a lot of news lately and cant remember which source it was- but will go on the hunt for it.
Gov. Mike Rounds on Thursday proposed closing the South Dakota School for the Deaf, http://rapidcityjournal.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/governor-calls-for-additional-budget-cuts/article_89683c25-2c67-51c8-bd3a-e85d37f924da.htmlthis had been confirmed by BARRON v. SOUTH DAKOTA BOARD OF REGENTS United States Court of Appeals,Eighth Circuit http://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-8th-circuit/1579717.htmlyour post is excellent. thank you for pursuing this important cause :) MZ
MZ, even Mike Rounds was the one who proposed the bill to close the deaf school in Sioux Falls, you need to understand that the government in South Dakota, especially in Pierre, is quite small. In fact, its capital city, Pierre, has roughly 15,000 residents. So basically, everyone knew each other. Lt. Gov. Dennis Daugaard must have known that Gov. Mike Rounds made a proposal to close the deaf school. Why didn't he come forward to stop & save the deaf school? I'm betting my $1 that everyone in the capitol knew each other - it is not like Daugaard & Rounds do not know each other - they campaigned together twice! So when Rounds made a proposal, you and I never saw Daugaard making an effort to save the deaf school. He largely kept his hands off on it -- allowing the state to crush the deaf school.Hence this is why we held him accountable for his misdeeds. R-
Im thrilled to see the ASL translation of Tavian's article by Elsie. I am now understanding that the bulletied points in the article is an interpretation of the "message" being sent out through NAD's choices and was not literally told by NAD. However, in this translation, I saw that NAD (literally?) responded that there would be a LGBT luncheon...WHERE is that actual response? I am extremely curious and want to see these things for myself. Thanks! :)
The ASL Video of the Mixed Message was informative and well done. I had trouble reading the blue letter captions against the background. Either white or black letter captions would make it easier to read and watch the ASL translation at the same time.