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Delaware: Union head said, "The state has seen far more students with disabilities...in recent years

Aug 19, 2017, Delaware State News: New teachers union chief known for speaking out http://delawarestatenews.net/schools/new-teachers-union-chief-known-speaking/ Mr. Matthews, who took the reins as head of the Delaware State Education Association — the teachers union — in July, represents about 13,000 teachers, paraprofessionals, custodians, secretaries, bus drivers and others throughout the state’s 200-plus schools. The union’s positions carry considerable weight in the General Assembly — especially with the Democratic majority. … One of the issues he hopes to spotlight is special education. The state has seen far more students with disabilities enroll in recent years, placing increasing strain on the school system and budget-writers. ...