There are multiple factors contributing to the disproportional representation of minority students in special education. Here are the most important reasons.
1. Various types of testing, including IQ testing, usually help to determine placement in special education. Many psychologists have argued that these tests are culturally biased, and that this results in overrepresentation, especially among Latino and African American students.
2. The culture of poverty often results in lower ...
An examination of the causes and possible reasons for overrepresentation of minorities in the special education population.