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Cuts to deaf childrens' services

Almost one in five councils in England have cut services for deaf children, some by scrapping posts for specialist teachers and cutting budgets for radio aids, according to figures obtained under the Freedom of Information Act.

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      • quashquash commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The public who rely on deaf childrens' services bailed out the banks and the UK economy. Yet the government repay them with the deepest cuts in living memory, deeply affecting public services such as this.
        We want the government to not only seriously clamp down on excessive bank bonuses - £7bn was paid in bank bonuses in 2010– but also to introduced legislation against the £40bn avoided in tax each year by UK companies such as Tesco, Vodafone, Cadbury, Boots and Walkers.
        This would be a much fairer way of reducing the deficit than punishing hearing impaired children by significantly compromising their enjoyment and quality of life.

        Read more:
        http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/may/10/deaf-children-services-cut-england?CMP=twt_gu

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