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African-American students across the country are much more likely than any other student group to be placed in special education. In this week’s episode, we present a documentary from San Francisco, where we hear about a landmark education case, and what is and isn’t working for black students with special needs today.
This story first aired on KALW-FM’s news magazine Crosscurrents as part of the series Learning While Black: The Fight for Equity in San Francisco Schools. It was reported with the support of the Fund for Journalism on Child Well-Being, a program of the University of Southern California Center for Health Journalism.
Image Caption/Credit: Darryl Lester, 60, and his wife at their Tacoma home. Darryl was lead plaintiff in a 1971 lawsuit that successfully challenged the use of culturally-biased IQ tests to improperly channel California black students into special ed. His pseudonym: Larry P. (LEE ROMNEY / KALW)
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Reporter: Lee Romney Editor: Lisa Morehouse Engineer: Tarek Fouda Making Contact Staff: Music:
Reporter: Lee Romney
Editor: Lisa Morehouse
Engineer: Tarek Fouda
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