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Sara Harold sits with her 3-year-old son, Finn, as he builds with magnetic tiles at their home. She struggled for more than a year to find special education services for her son, running into enrollment caps and programs that were short staffed. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Sara Harold sits with her 3-year-old son, Finn, as he builds with magnetic tiles at their home. She struggled for more than a year to find special education services for her son, running into enrollment caps and programs that were short staffed. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

It seems everywhere you look right now in our economy, there are labor shortages and staffing challenges: not enough snowplow drivers, not enough nurses, not enough police academy recruits.

Another place where families are really feeling the pinch — special education classrooms. We take listener calls WBUR senior education reporter Carrie Jung.

This segment aired on December 13, 2021.

Tiziana Dearing Twitter Host, Radio Boston
Tiziana Dearing is the host of Radio Boston.

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Carrie Jung Twitter Senior Reporter, Edify
Carrie is a senior education reporter with Edify.

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Walter Wuthmann Twitter General Assignment Reporter
Walter Wuthmann is a general assignment reporter for WBUR.

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