How School Segregation Affects Whether a Black Student Gets Labeled as Having a Disability
May 28, 2019
By: Matt Barnum
In Florida schools where almost all students are black or Hispanic, 13% of black students were classified as having a disability. Yet in schools where the vast majority of students were white, nearly 22% of black students get classified that way.
It’s a striking divide, and one that researchers say probably shouldn’t exist. The more accurate number is likely somewhere in between.