EdNext Podcast: Segregation and Racial Gaps in Special Education—New Evidence from Florida

“It’s rational to be worried about the stigma associated with a disability diagnosis for students who do not in fact have disabilities. …But there’s also reason to think that it’s a really big problem to not give student services who really need them.”

Photo of Claudia PersicoAn assistant professor at American University, Claudia Persico, joins Education Next editor-in-chief Marty West to discuss Persico’s new research, which investigates whether students of color are being properly identified for special education.

Segregation and Racial Gaps in Special Education,” written with Todd E. Elder, David Figlio, and Scott Imberman, is available now.

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