Tools of Exclusion: Race, Disability, and (Re)segregated Education

@article{Ferri2005ToolsOE,
  title={Tools of Exclusion: Race, Disability, and (Re)segregated Education},
  author={Beth A. Ferri and David J. Connor},
  journal={Teachers College Record: The Voice of Scholarship in Education},
  year={2005},
  volume={107},
  pages={453 - 474}
}
  • B. FerriD. Connor
  • Published 1 March 2005
  • Education
  • Teachers College Record: The Voice of Scholarship in Education
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