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Lincoln, NE: Teaching assistants necessary in the classroom

July 28, 2017, ABC6, Lincoln, NE: Teachers: TA's being removed from special education classrooms in Warwick http://www.abc6.com/story/35997847/teachers-tas-being-removed-from-special-education-classrooms-in-warwick Kerri Manson says her son relies on the help of his teacher assistants to get through some of his classes at Pilgrim High School. "All that extra help is a big process of a child's everyday school." That's why she’s worried, as her son goes into his junior year, because his teacher assistants may not be there to help. "When the special education teacher doesn't go into those classes, that's where the TA's come into play. You take that out, and that could jeopardize a child passing a class." According to teacher representatives, the administration is shifting TA positions, pulling some away from the special education classrooms. Leah Hazelwood, a TA, says she's afraid the move will be detrimental to students "My main concern is there are so many students who receive service…you’re going to have 15 IEP's, 26 students, and 1 special educator for all those varying needs? There’s just no way it's going to work."....