Parents Picket Over Proposed Restrictions for Special-Ed Classes

State educators are getting an earful from parents.

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RALEIGH, N.C. — State educators received an earful from angry parents Tuesday morning.

Several parents picketed at the Department of Public Instruction in Raleigh. They are upset about plans to lift restrictions on class size, which would affect special-education students.

Advocates for children with special needs, especially autism, worry the move will lead to bigger classes with fewer teachers.

The proposed changes to class size are part of a longer list of changes state officials are considering.

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