Special Education Participation Lower for Hispanic and Asian Children

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Source: Brookings Institution

New data from the National Survey of Children’s Health shows that children who participate in, and benefit from, special education programs across the U.S. do so at different rates, depending on their race.

The survey shows that Hispanic and Asian children are less likely than their white counterparts to participate in special education courses and have less access to resources, such as speech therapy.

Black children on the other hand participate in special education programs at about the same rate as their white peers.

Furthermore, children that were not born in the U.S. are also less likely to participate in special education, which highlights some of the main criteria used to decide which children will participate in special education programs.

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