CEC survey shows effects of budget cuts on special education

04/5/2011 | Disability Scoop

A nationwide survey of special-education administrators shows that budget troubles are leading to layoffs, increased class sizes and other factors that are hampering schools' ability to serve students with special needs. The survey, by the Council for Exceptional Children, also found that 90% of 701 respondents expect to see higher special-education enrollment, despite reduced resources. "Schools are struggling to figure out how to provide children with disabilities the best possible portfolio of services and supports with limited funds," said Kim Hymes, CEC's director of policy and advocacy.

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