Lamar Stewart-Guevarra 
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Re: “Mixed Message

In response to Dr. Jones letter to the board. Regardless of the findings in Utah, you have conducted yourself irresponsibly with ASDB, with the Superintendent, and have allowed harm to come to its staff and students for that alone it is wonderful that the Governor saw to let your term expire and bring in some class. Your letter only serves one purpose and that is to discredit what the DEAF VOICES are saying. They need to be heard, they want a deaf leader what is so hard with that, that you cannot hear that? What Hill did with Nancy Amann and several other deaf individuals is not excusable. Her leadership is what the students and teachers look up to. I recall in the mid 1970's ASDB had a teacher who had slept with 6 female students he was not terminated in fact he was given full retirement with benefits. You need to take a hard cold look in the mirror and ask yourself what is your hatred towards deaf people that you cannot even listen to them. You are the one with major issues and a saying my Dad would often say "When the Deaf Speak, they Speak loud, they have had enough OPPRESSION" you. I can assure you that when the investigation is completed it will be found that Hill suspended her because he was afraid of losing his job and her popularity had risen to the point that a secret meeting was called by organizers fed up with what was happening and Amann was at that meeting. You forget two things, she has a right as a citizen to be there, as a deaf person, and freedom of speech allows her to voice her concerns as an individual this was and is a WITCH HUNT.

Lastly, I commend Governor Brewer with her selection of new members, but I am still bothered by the fact that the population of students served is 4/5 deaf and hearing impaired vs 1/5 are blind, but the board used to consist of 85 to 95% blind representatives and 15 to 5 % deaf representatives. With these new changes it seems to be 50/50 maybe more like 60/40 because I do not consider Ear Doctors and so forth to be specialist on deafness. I simply hope that the decisions are more in favor of the deaf ASDB is a damn good School and oversees other schools such as PDSD.

The arguments that residential schools cost more. Hell this should not be about cost, this should be about the deaf. When many are turning to Cochlear implants these days have they done studies of the suicides and depression of these adults who have no friends, never learned sign language, do not have peers they can look up to. ASL is the language of the DEAF and everyone should learn it including the parents.

I recently moved back to this state having been gone for almost 34 years but ARIZONA is my home land and ASDB will always have a special place in my heart. I don't care who works at the school, the board that runs it if they are hearing or not but they better have DEAFHOOD in their blood, ASL in their hearts, and allow the deaf to be heard if not be prepared for havoc.

Dr. Hill needs to be terminated and I hope that Nancy Hilbok-Amann sues for the hell she has been put through because this reeks of political assassination, libel, slander, and the worst corruption I have seen.

Parents if you are reading this, I am hearing impaired, my parents are deaf, my daughter is deaf. If you do not protect your children now no one will.

Dr. Hill, do yourself and the deaf a favor RESIGN!

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Posted by Lamar Stewart-Guevarra on 05/31/2013 at 4:28 PM

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