Carrie Howell

Health Desk
3:00 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Advocates For Disabled Fight Special Ed Rule Change Proposals

Mary Farnsworth speaking against proposed rule changes at May 6th public hearing in Springfield
Credit Peter Gray

The State of Illinois caps the number of high needs learners who share the attention of a single special education teacher.

For the past decade, there has also been a limit on how many children with disabilities can be placed in what are known as “general education” public school classrooms.

But those rules could soon be repealed.

The mother of a young man with autism has joined advocates for the disabled who say the proposed change has to do more with cost-savings than with properly educating kids.

FARNSWORTH: “My name is George Farnsworth.”

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