Education officials in New York City approved a plan to decrease special-education funding and up the size of classes for students with special needs by 20% next year to help cut costs. Many parents and educators oppose the changes, which could affect as many as 175,000 students with special needs. "The key to reaching these kids is individualized attention," special educator Becky Alford said. "With more kids in your class, you can't possibly give them as much attention."
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