Larger special-education classes prompt concern in NYC

06/8/2011 |

Some educators, parents and advocates in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of New York City are concerned about larger class sizes approved for students in special education next fall as the result of changes to the city's school-funding formula. Elementary inclusion classes will be increased to 12 from 10 students, while self-contained classes at the high-school level will grow to 15 from 12 students, changes that opponents say will exacerbate challenges for students and teachers in the classroom. City officials say they are in compliance with federal laws.

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