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Obiakor, Festus E.; Harris, Mateba K.; Offor, MaxMary T.; Beachum, Floyd D. – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2010
Problems facing African American students with special needs are numerous and complex. Although processes and procedures are in place to properly serve these students, far too many become ensnared in webs of bureaucracy and benign neglect. This article examines African American students? experiences with special education in Milwaukee Public…
Descriptors: African American Students, Special Education, Disproportionate Representation, Student Experience
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Ashbaker, Betty Y.; Wilder, Lynn K. – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2006
In recent years, the majority of new immigrants to the United States have settled in rural areas, creating unique challenges for special education administrators. In this article, we discuss the details of the challenges to rural schools in meeting the requirements of the federal mandates, especially No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act passed in 2001…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Special Education, Immigrants, Educational Legislation