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ERIC Number: EJ797734
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1937-6928
Restrictiveness and Race in Special Education: Access to a Special Education Infrastructure
Davis, Courtney
Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, v3 n1 p57-63 Mar 2005
Parents of students with disabilities want the same access to educational opportunities as parents of students without disabilities. This "right" to particular services and learning environments is securely supported by federal regulations and policies in all schools, including charter schools. However, in the work of Fierros and Blomberg (2004) "Restrictions and Race in Special Education Placements in For-Profit and Non-Profit Charter Schools in California," it illuminates the interrelationship of race and placement of minority students with disabilities enrolled in charter schools. In response to the article, I share several remarks that charter schools may be in danger of limiting access to minority students with disabilities, including the following, 1) charter schools are in danger of mirroring traditional public schools in California, 2) inequitable recruiting practices may be evident, 3) there is a lack of support for charter schools concerning special education, and 4) dearth of studies concerning students with disabilities in for-profit and non-profit charter schools is clear. Later, I conclude with recommendations to improve disproportionality of students with disabilities enrolled in charter schools. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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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