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Special Education & Race


Special Education’s Hidden Racial Gap

"White students with special needs are far more likely to graduate with a traditional diploma than are their black and brown peers. In ways big and small, the effects of race and racism magnify the negative consequences that often come with being placed into special education. Not only are nonwhite students more likely to be assigned to lower-resourced schools that struggle to provide them with the services that they are entitled to, navigating the special education system often presents unique challenges for parents of color, experts say."

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