Education Research Lessons P.1
Dec 24. Blog Post, Education Research Lessons, Chalkbeat article
Chalkbeat Analysis — Black students in mostly non-white schools are under-identified for special education; those in predominantly white schools are more likely to be over-identified.
Why I will take action — Mostly non-white schools have more novice teachers, higher student-teacher ratios, and less money. They serve students most critically in need while those with relatively less need go unserved. Black students in predominately white schools are more likely to be over-identified with emotional disabilities, feeding into the insidious racial bias that pervades American culture and its schools. ~Donna Morganstern