Special Education's Hidden Racial Gap

November 27, 2017

Hechinger Report, 11.27.17

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Special Education's Hidden Racial Gap

Hechinger Report, 11.27.17

Michelle Fine, a professor of psychology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, said the problem is much deeper than an information gap. Racism and a lack of cultural competency often pervade meetings between school officials and parents and make it difficult for black and brown families to get what they need for their children, she said.

*This story also ran in the Huffington Post.