Special education or racial segregation: Understanding variation in the representation of black students in educable mentally handicapped programs

@inproceedings{Eitle2002SpecialEO,
  title={Special education or racial segregation: Understanding variation in the representation of black students in educable mentally handicapped programs},
  author={Tamela McNulty Eitle},
  year={2002}
}
The disproportionate representation of black students in special education programs has been well documented, yet explanations for the overrepresentation are rare. Using a unique sample of U.S. public school districts (N = 981), this article examines the effects of local racial and political-economic structures, school district characteristics, and school desegregation politics on the representation of black students in educable mentally handicapped (EMH) programs. The findings demonstrate that… CONTINUE READING

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