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ERIC Number: EJ797721
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-1937-6928
Restrictiveness and Race in Special Education Placements in For-Profit and Non-Profit Charter Schools in California
Fierros, Edward Garcia; Blomberg, Neil A.
Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, v3 n1 p1-16 Mar 2005
Charter schools are seen as an attractive enrollment option to parents with special education students, yet there are concerns over the way special education is implemented in charter schools and the access they grant and provide to students with special needs. This study examines the condition of for-profit and non-profit charter schools in California to better understand whether a charter school's for-profit or non-profit status can lead to differential enrollment patterns of students with special education enrollment. This research analyzes the restrictiveness of minority students with special needs in both charter and non-charter school settings. It compares minority students and white students deemed eligible for special education to identify placement rates in educational settings. (Contains 6 tables and 2 footnotes.)
Learning Disabilities Worldwide, Inc. P.O. Box 142, Weston, MA 02493. Tel: 781-890-5399; Fax: 781-890-0555; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act