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A legacy of mistreatment for San Francisco’s black special ed students

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A legacy of mistreatment for San Francisco’s black special ed students

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The series has received support from the Fund for Journalism on Child Well-Being, a program of USC's Center for Health Journalism.

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(Photo Credit: Lee Romney/KALW)
(Photo Credit: Lee Romney/KALW)
KALW
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

African-American students across the country are much more likely than any other student group to be placed in special education, and that’s true at San Francisco Unified too. The district’s troubled history has plenty to teach us about what is and isn’t working for black students with special needs today.

This is part of an ongoing series “.”

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