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Black And Latino Special Needs Children Less Likely To Graduate

November 27, 2017

 

Black and Latino special needs children are less likely to graduate high school than whites. 

 

A Hechinger Report analysis fount that nationally, only 65 percent of Hispanic students and 62 percent of black students with special needs left school with a diploma between 2014 and 2015, compared to 76 percent of white special needs graduates. 

 

An educational professor at Pennsylvania State University attributed an underfunding of special education by Congress, and said the federal government failed to pay forty percent of the "excess cost" of education children with disabilities. 

 

Researchers of the study also said whites are more likely to live in neighborhoods with better-resourced schools, and white parents are also better-positioned to take advantage of federal disability law. 

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