Study Shows Black Students Less Likely to be Identified as Having Disabilities

Nicole Rojas
Sep 1, 2019 - 6:00
Study Shows Black Students Less Likely to be Identified as Having Disabilities

A new study to be published in the upcoming issue of Exceptional Children found that Black and Latinx children in the South are less likely to be identified as having learning disabilities. The study differs from findings in previous research by adding analyses of geographical differences.

Paul Morgan, a professor of education at Pennsylvania State University, is the lead author of “Are Schools in the US South Using Special Education to Segregate Students by Race?” The study looks at the frequency that students of color are recognized for special education services in the South. It’s conclusion challenges the findings of previous research.

“Because prior research did not look at specific...

Login to continue reading.
Dont Have an account? join now
Lost your password? Please enter your username or email address. You will receive a link to create a new password via email.

Leave a Reply

Become a member and join TheNorthStar

Join Over 25, 000 members from all 50 states and 100+ countries to
help build and sustain the most courageous Community of liberation
journalism in the world.

More From The North Star

March on Washington 2020 Live...

March on Washington 2020 Live Blog: Thousands Gather in D.C. to End Police Brutality...Read More

Maria Perez, Nicole Rojas & Micah Schaffer

SHAUN KING: I Met With the...

SHAUN KING: I Met With the Biden-Harris Transition Team, Here’s What Happened...Read More

Shaun King

Photo Essay: Preserving Black...

Photo Essay: Preserving Black Museums Amid Unstable Times...Read More

Donney Rose

See more articles from Nicole Rojas

Follow Nicole Rojas to see more of their article on TheNorth