Unproven Links: Can Poverty Explain Ethnic Disproportionality in Special Education?

@inproceedings{Skiba2005UnprovenLC,
  title={Unproven Links: Can Poverty Explain Ethnic Disproportionality in Special Education?},
  author={Russell J. Skiba and Lori Poloni-Staudinger and Ada B. Simmons and L. Renae Feggins-Azziz and Choong Geun Chung},
  year={2005}
}
The high degree of overlap of race and poverty in our society has led to the presumption in both research and practice that ethnic disproportionality in special education is in large measure an artifact of the effects of poverty. This article explores relationships among race, poverty, and special education identification to arrive at a more precise estimate of the contribution of poverty to racial disparities. District-level data for all 295 school corporations in a midwestern state were… CONTINUE READING

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