For my parents, the decision to mainstream me into public school was an easy one. The other option was to send me out of town to the school for the deaf. They didn’t want that. I’m glad they decided that as I’ve had some awesome teachers in my public school career. I didn’t feel secluded in public school. Well, at least, not till I was older because I felt like I didn’t fit in with a crowd… nothing to do with my hearing. Read Parents of deaf children make tough decisions.