Are students in special education being harmed by budget cuts?

03/9/2011 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

Special educators in the Chicago area are concerned that budget cuts are beginning to affect students in the classroom. Teachers have been taking on additional administrative duties to make up for positions left unfilled amid the fiscal crunch, and some say the extra work is hampering teachers' ability to provide individualized instruction or communicate with families. Other concerns include whether students are being taken out of special-education programs too soon.

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