How did deaf schools philosophy with philanthropists
similar to that of asylums and prisons
City leaders believed the "afflicted" should be removed from society and different classes of disabled and deviant should be kept separate from one another.
They had the belief that there should be a "social distance between the confined and the outside world"
As many city leaders were on Boards of numerous of different institutions (ie prisons, orphanages, mental asylums) often plans and ideas were exchanged between them, leading them to end up feeling similar to one another. Deaf children were then to not only be educated but feed and housed in order to turn them into "a being intelligence and proper conduct"
* wasn't so pre-nineteenth century