Because of budget cuts, San Jose State University in California was forced to reduce enrollment in its special-education department by 20% this semester and will not accept new students in the spring, a university official said. That could worsen a shortage of special-education teachers in the state, and the department's chairwoman fears the enrollment caps will mean that substitute teachers without backgrounds in special education will be teaching more of the state's children with special needs. "That's just alarming to me," she said.

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