The suggestion ASL isn't helping the deaf student/potential employee must raise some questions... Has the USA a signed equivalent of English they can use? It's clear the differing ASL grammar/language aspect is a brake on inclusion, as is the UK's BSL equivalent. Deaf pride isn't paying the mortgage. Deaf should retain their preferences for social intercourse, and learn a signed equivalent that more easily allows them to follow what mainstream uses, e.g. if they can master ASL then, they can master the English version of sign too, it just needs priorities set. Be truly bilingual not pay 'lip-service' to the concept. Even a master degree in ASL or BSL is not going to be much of an advantage in a hearing world sadly.