State delays vote on capping special ed student class limit

Monday, September 23, 2013

Facing an “unprecedented” public reaction, the Illinois State Board of Education put off a vote Thursday repealing state rules that limit the number of special education students in classrooms.

State Superintendent of Education Christopher Koch later referred to one of those rules as “somewhat discriminatory,” though, and told the Chicago Sun-Times the issue won’t be dropped. He said he’ll be sitting down with people on both sides of the issue in hopes of finding a compromise.

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