A push is underway to block a proposed rule change that could affect classroom conditions for special education students.
Current state rules say that no more than 30% of students in a classroom can be special ed students.
If the numbers go beyond that, school districts have to hire more staff. But the State Board of Education is considering a rule change.
Educators say that could put too many special ed students into a classroom, making it impossible for them to get the specialized instruction they need.
Teachers unions are using op-ed pieces and direct lobbying efforts in hopes of defeating the proposed rule change.