Young black males in Boston are being dumped in special education classes and separated from their classmates at an alarming rate, a stunning new report out today reveals, prompting minority leaders to call for immediate reforms.
“It’s an unintentional consequence of bad policies,” said Najma Nazy’at, director of the Boston-area Youth Organizing Project. “I believe that how it happens here is through pushing out the young people who they just assume are going to create the most problems.”
The “Opportunity and Equity” report — released this morning by Boston Public Schools, the Annenberg Institute for School Reform, and the Center for Collaborative Education — found that nearly 40 percent of black boys with disabilities at the elementary level are being taught outside of mainstream classrooms.
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