Monday, February 28, 2005

Racial Disparities in Special Education

See this article from the Columbia (MO) Daily Tribune, which begins:

One out of every five black students in Columbia Public Schools qualified for some type of special education service last year, compared to one in seven white students.

The biggest disparities showed up in the number of diagnoses for mental retardation, emotional disturbances and learning disabilities.

The article goes on to give a useful overview of the general issue.


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