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ERIC Number: EJ797731
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1937-6928
Restrictiveness and Race in Special Education: Practicalizing the Laws
Obiakor, Festus; Beachum, Floyd D.; Harris, Mateba
Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, v3 n1 p52-55 Mar 2005
This article is a response to Fierros and Blomberg's article on "Restrictions and Race in Special Education Placements in For-Profit and Non-Profit Charter Schools in California." It compliments these scholars for confirming through their findings that ethnically diverse students with special education needs endure segregationist policies in charter schools. To a large measure, this article calls for vigorous critiques and analyses of reform programs such as charter schools before consumers can jump on the emotional band-wagon. In this era of accountability when no child is supposed to be left behind, society cannot and must not condone presumed innovative programs that disenfranchise those that they are expected to help. In a nut shell, this article's premise is that "true" quality and "equity" must go hand-in-glove. (Contains 1 footnote.)
Learning Disabilities Worldwide, Inc. P.O. Box 142, Weston, MA 02493. Tel: 781-890-5399; Fax: 781-890-0555; Web site: http://www.ldam.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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; No Child Left Behind Act 2001